1996 GMC SIERRA Vehicle Speed Control Recall

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1996 GMC SIERRA Vehicle Speed Control Recall

 NHTSA Recall #14878
NHTSA Compaign #96V057000
MFG Compaign #
 Model Year1996
 Date of notification11/04/96
 Begin date of manufacuring01/05/95
 End date of manufacturing01/11/95
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received04/04/96
 Report created17/04/96
Regulation part number571
FMV safety standard number124
Estimated number of affected units379004
 Defect summaryThese vehicles were assembled with the throttle cable contacting the dash mat which could bind the throttle. This does not meet with the maximum return times required by federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 124, "accelerator control systems."
 Consequence summaryConsequence of non-compliance: the engine speed may not return to idle increasing the potential for a vehicle accident.
 Corrective actionDealers will inspect for adequate throttle cable to dash mat clearance, and if there is insufficient clearance, cut out a portion of the dash mat to provide proper clearance.
 Recall notesSystem: fuel; throttle linkages and control; fmvss no. 124. Vehicle description: pickup trucks, cab/chassis, utility and multi-purpose trucks equipped with gasoline engines. Note: 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. Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393.
  • 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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