2003 Chevrolet C4500 Suspension Rear Recall

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2003 Chevrolet C4500 Suspension Rear Recall

 NHTSA Recall #228
NHTSA Compaign #02V202000
MFG Compaign #02028
 Model Year2003
 Date of notification16/08/02
 Begin date of manufacuring01/08/01
 End date of manufacturing31/05/02
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received26/07/02
 Report created01/08/02
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units952
 Defect summaryCertain medium duty trucks equipped with 11,000 lb. Rear axle have a condition where the rear axle anchor plate may fracture. As the anchor plate fractures, there is an audible "bang." if this indication of a condition requiring the driver's attention went unnoticed or was ignored, and under certain rebound, braking, or cornering maneuvers, the rear axle would be free to move fore and aft and provide unexpected steering inputs to the vehicle.
 Consequence summaryIf this happens while the vehicle is moving, a crash could result.
 Corrective actionDealers will install a new rear axle anchor plate and spacer. Owner notification began august 16, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or gmc at 1-800-462-8782.
 Recall notesAlso, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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