1999 Chevrolet SILVERADO Structure Body Tailgate Hinge And Attachments Recall

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1999 Chevrolet SILVERADO Structure Body Tailgate Hinge And Attachments Recall

 NHTSA Recall #51790
NHTSA Compaign #06V066000
MFG Compaign #06019
 Model Year1999
 Date of notification10/04/06
 Begin date of manufacuring01/03/98
 End date of manufacturing31/07/99
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received08/03/06
 Report created08/03/06
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units805368
 Defect summaryCertain pickup trucks have galvanized-braided-steel tailgate support cables used to support the tailgate in the full open (horizontal) position. Over time these cables can corrode and fracture when loads are applied to them.
 Consequence summaryIf one cable fractures, the remaining cable may retain the tailgate in a horizontal position. If both cables fracture, the tailgate would drop and strike the top surface of the rear bumper. If anyone is sitting or standing on the horizontal surface of the tailgate when both cables fractured, they could fall and be injured. On vehicles without a bumper, the tailgate may drop to a lower position.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the galvanized support cables with stainless steel support cables. In addition, dealers are to inspect the tailgate hinge and replace it, if necessary. The recall is expected to begin during april 2006. Owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or gmc at 1-866-996-9463.
 Recall notesGm recall no. 06019. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov.
  • 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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