2003 Chevrolet SUBURBAN Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Recall

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2003 Chevrolet SUBURBAN Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Recall

 NHTSA Recall #60291
NHTSA Compaign #03V019000
MFG Compaign #03002
 ManufacturerGENERAL MOTORS CORP.
 SupplierCHEVROLET
 BrandCHEVROLET
 ModelSUBURBAN
 Model Year2003
 ComponentFUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
 Date of notification20/02/03
 Begin date of manufacuring01/04/02
 End date of manufacturing31/01/03
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received27/01/03
 Report created05/02/03
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units5734
 Defect summaryOn certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, vehicles, during a 30 degree left angle frontal impact of sufficient severity, a tear could develop in the mid-frame cross member at its attachment to the left frame rail. If the mid-frame cross member tears during frontal impact and produces a sharp edge, contact of the sharp edge with the fuel tank could result in a puncture of the fuel tank and possible fuel leakage.
 Consequence summaryFuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.
 Corrective actionDealers will install a fuel tank shield. Owner notification began february 20, 2003. 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 notesGm recall no. 03002. Customers can also 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.
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    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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