2004 Gmc SIERRA Structure Body Tailgate Hinge And Attachments Recall

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2004 Gmc SIERRA Structure Body Tailgate Hinge And Attachments Recall

 NHTSA Recall #42436
NHTSA Compaign #04V129000
MFG Compaign #04007
 ManufacturerGENERAL MOTORS CORP.
 SupplierGMC
 BrandGMC
 ModelSIERRA
 Model Year2004
 ComponentSTRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
 Date of notification18/09/04
 Begin date of manufacuring01/03/03
 End date of manufacturing30/11/03
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received17/03/04
 Report created22/03/04
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units3662211
 Defect summaryOn certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, the galvanized steel tailgate support cables that retain the tailgate in the full open (horizontal) position may corrode, weaken, and eventually fracture. If both cables fractured, the tailgate would suddenly drop and strike the top surface of the rear bumper.
 Consequence summaryAnyone sitting or standing on the horizontal surface of the tailgate when both cables fractured could be injured by falling from the tailgate. On vehicles that have had the bumper removed, the tailgate may drop even lower. Additionally, if there is cargo on the tailgate the cargo may fall off if the support cables fracture.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the cables. Interim owner notification began on april 7, 20004. The recall began on september 24, 2004, when replacement parts were available, and will continue through october 29, 2004. Owners should contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or gmc at 1-866-996-9463, or visit www. Mygmlink. Com, and enter your vehicle identification number.
 Recall notesGm recall no. 04007. 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.
  • 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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