The Silverado hasn't changed much since its 1999 introduction and doesn't compete well with more modern designs. Its highlights include a selectable four-wheel-drive system with a full-time mode and a high payload capacity. But its powertrain isn't as smooth as some models, such as the Toyota Tundra's or Nissan Titan's. Handling was ungainly, and the ride is stiff. Interior quality is below par.
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There are 13 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

"Clear oat started peeling off"

Anonymous, OK (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"The truck is solid white, roof and hood started peeling first, started peeling when the truck was still under extended warranty and paint warranty but they refused to repaint the truck, later the top of bed rails started, I had a white 1997 Pontiac, a white 2000 olds intrigue, a 2000 Buick century all set out side and none of these three white cars had a any peeling, flaking or rusting problem, I feel I got a bad paint job at the factory and GM should have warrantied it"

Nancy-Jim D., TX (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Clear coat started peeling in the past 5 months"

Anonymous, NC (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)
Rust

"The rear bumper has rusted through"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"body is junk"

Anonymous, WV (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Starting to rust under passenger door"

Anonymous, SD (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"salt cancer - throughout - spring shackles, hood, doors, rocker panels, tailgate latch, parking brake cables, and fuel pump elbows/lines. road salt caused the damage, but design/manufacturing flaws made it much worse"

Anonymous M., ME (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"under brake lines, fuel lines, shocks under door panels etc, clear paint peeling etc"

Emilia K., DE (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Body started rusting below both extended cab doors"

Jeffrey J., IL (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"A tank venting valve malfunctioned, requiring an expensive repair involving dropping the gas tank to access the valve. This repair was necessary to pass my emissions testing"

Michael B., CA (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"CEL comes on intermittently"

Liz B., ON (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Fill pipe rusted out , fuel fill cap problem , oxygen sensor and fuel sensor which is located on top of the tank"

Anonymous, PE (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"Get the low engine power light that shuts down the truck if you don't pull over and physically tap on the fuel sensor plug"

Shari W., MI (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)
Fuel injection system

"started acting up while truck was still under warranty, had a problem and truck stalled and went into limp home mode they cleaned the throttle body but should have replaced it, I continued to have problems with truck going into reduced power very dangerous, finally when the truck was out of warranty I had a independent shop replace it with a OEM which was much cheaper that same part at the dealer, I got the part and labor for less than GM wanted for the part"

Nancy-Jim D., TX (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"2nd pump replacemebnt"

Ryan S., FL (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Failure at 160,000 seems premature"

Robt D., MA (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"Engine light"

Betty C., ID (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.7-L V8)

"O2 sensor failed resulting in a check engine light and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NH (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 5.2-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

"The water pump on the engine started leaking so I replaced it with a rebuilt pump, including the fan clutch, thermostat and all radiator hoses"

Anonymous, SC (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"seals no good. leaks air and water"

Ken T., MO (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"rear shock seal is leaking, left side"

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)

"Water intrusion occurs around door, drips down on driver side, often wets seat"

Angela S., FL (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)

"Rattle was due to worn drive belt. Chunk of rubber was missing and at low speeds (no wind noise) there was a clunking noise"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Wind noise

"The window in the Extended Cab area no longer close tightly and cost about $400 to replace"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"driver door has loud wind noise over about 60 mph"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Has been an issue for a while. Lots of road noise when operating vehicle, often have difficulty hearing correctly over the noise"

Angela S., FL (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"Sensor system faulty on abs"

Anonymous, SD (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Abs brakes on one side malfunctioned. Currently driving with no abs just power brakes. Costly fix for age of vehicle"

Anonymous, AB (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Malfunction had to disconnect till repaired"

Robert W., WI (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"1 caliper "froze""

Anonymous M., ME (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Parking brake

"Cable snapped"

Anonymous, MD (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"My mechanic advises that my parking break is adjusted to the max and in my mind is barely acceptable ad a brake. Repairs to improve are said to be extensive"

Timothy K., TN (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.2-L V8)

"I had to replace the rotors too"

Darlene L., FL (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 4.3-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

"all the gauges on the dash have quit working"

Anonymous, MN (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

"Intermittent problem - either due to a bad connector or possibly by "little critters" chewing on wires. Not been able to identify problem area up to now"

Anonymous, WA (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"The entire instrument cluster failed and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"Speed control meter stopped working. According to dealer it is a common problem but there was no recall"

Anonymous, AL (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 6.0-L V8)

"Back up lights quit"

Linda P., IL (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 6.0-L V8)

"Lights short out and blow bulbs. Brake lights and driving lights"

Anonymous, GA (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)
Interior lights

"Lights don't come on when you open the door"

Linda P., IL (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 6.0-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Power steering leaks

"Had rack & Pinon replaced due to fluid seepage at 167000 miles"

Ronald G., FL (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"The shackles were rusted and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NH (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 5.2-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Had alignment shop replaced rack & pinon with GM Rebuilt due to steering fluid seepage. Was allowed to bring part I bought at my parts wholesaler, no problems"

Ronald G., FL (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"There was excessive play in the rack and pinion resulting in the steering wheel being off center. Replaced it with an AC Delco remanufactured unit"

Daniel M., CA (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Steering wheel vibration

"I've had to replace the upper steering shaft twice"

Anonymous, TX (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"front bearings wore out and started to make some noise"

Anonymous, TN (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

"front bearing burned up. ball joints failed twice in 1 year"

Ken T., MO (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)
Electrical failure

"A sensor failed. And when starting it would cycle through Aw, 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive. Once it did that it was fine"

Robert Z., MT (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Starting was erratic. Truck would refuse to start from time to time, but sometimes would start after 5 minutes and sometimes not until 2-3 days after initial attempt"

Melva E., TX (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base Unsure)
4WD/AWD components

"Vehicle thinks is in 4 wd when not. Difficulty in shifting between 2wd and 4wd. Dash reports 4wd needs service"

Anonymous, NM (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0-L V8)

"Front differncial is going bad"

Charles G., AZ (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 6.0-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"Replaced CD player with new one, it failed after about two months"

Charles G., AZ (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 6.0-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

"Started vehicle and whole dashboard was blank and unresponsive! Turned out to be a complete computer failure"

Anonymous, OR (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)
Radio

"radio appears to have an internal short that was first causing FM to drop out intermittently but now FM no longer works and AM drops out"

Henry S., NY (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"4th transmission I have put in the truck. Also had to replace the transfer case once"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"original trans lasted 170K with lots of towing"

Ryan S., FL (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"The transmission started slipping and my mechanic checked the fluid and found lots of small metal bits, indicating the trans was toast. Replacing the bad trans with a rebuilt unit was the quickest way to get the truck back in operation and he gave me a warranty too"

Anonymous, SC (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"One of the converters began to rattle inside, contents broke apart. Had to replace that converter"

Anonymous, LA (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Dual catalytic are plugging up and need to be replaced so I can smog the pickup"

Frank B., CA (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

"One bolt bent so could not drill it out to replace bolt and tightened down the one manifold to ensure a good seal and less ticking noise and better fuel mixing and economy"

Anonymous, AB (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"Engine rear main seal began leaking rather badly"

Anonymous, LA (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

"Engine burns oil. I need to check it every two weeks to refill about a half quart. I also had an issue with the distributor cap building up moisture inside"

Brian B., MI (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"Main rear seal is leaking"

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"Setting the desired temperature has become a problem in that it is unresponsive to input as expected. That is, one can rotate the dial to increase or decrease the setting, but the displayed temperature does not move in a predictable manner"

Michael B., CA (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"when the air conditioner is being used cool air is coming out in only drivers side of vents On passenger side the air generated is hot air. sinc we live in a very hot area we are unable to use air conditioner when there are 3 people in cab"

Anonymous, CA (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.3-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"A leak was found last summer, I don't recall the circumstances"

Nicholas B., FL (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 4.7-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"I replaced the engine 5-31-2014, as the castech head failed. The replacement GM Powertrain rebuilt engine was 2006. The rebuild was made with castech heads and one failed in 2.5yrs and only 24K miles. Very disappointed with the process, rather than warranty a new rebuilt engine GM POWERTRAIN only authorized the replacement of the defective head, my engine still has one castech head"

Daniel M., CA (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Replaced engine"

Anonymous, WV (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Tailgate latch broke. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.2-L V8)

"Tailgate latch was broken"

Liz B., ON (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.7-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"Gear clunks at slow RPM's"

Katie L., CA (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)
Slipping transmission

"groove in the manifold which is a rare issue. took the tranny shop a while to figure it out"

Anonymous, MN (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.2-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Gasket leaking antifreeze into engin"

Anonymous, PE (2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
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EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Aug 11 2008
WITHOUT THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTORS, THE LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY BE AFFECTED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
K2 MOTOR IS RECALLING 1,921 AFTERMARKET HEADLAMPS OF VARIOUS MODELS SOLD FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS ARE MISSING THE AMBER SIDE REFLEX REFLECTOR WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
K2 MOTOR WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMEBER 17, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT K2 MOTOR AT 1-909-839-2992.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY HONDA, FORD, OR CHRYSLER LLC. CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 08E050000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1921
WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB
Dec 17 2007
WHEEL SEPARATION CAN RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN FEDERAL-MOGUL REPLACEMENT WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES WITH THE BRAND NAMES: NATIONAL, CARQUEST P/NOS. 515020, 515021, 515025, 515053, 515054, 515059, AND 515060, SHIPPED BETWEEN JANUARY 23, 2006, AND DECEMBER 20, 2007, SOLD FOR LIGHT DUTY AND MEDIUM DUTY TRUCKS. THE INBOARD RETENTION NUT USED TO MAINTAIN HUB BEARING ASSEMBLY CAN LOOSEN RESULTING IN AN ABS LIGHT INDICATION, NOISE, AND/OR WHEEL SEPARATION.
What should you do:
FEDERAL-MOGUL WILL NOTIFY CUSTOMERS AND WILL REPLACE THE HUB ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 7, 2008. OWNERS CAN CONTACT FEDERAL-MOGUL TOLL-FREE AT 877-489-6659.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO REPLACEMENT NATIONAL, CARQUEST WHEEL HUB ASSEMBLIES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY GENERAL MOTORS OR FORD.CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E106000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 130000
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
Aug 28 2007
IF THE TRAILER LIGHTS ARE NOT WORKING PROPERLY, A VEHICLE CRASH CAN OCCUR.
Summary:
CERTAIN CEQUENT 90 DEGREE 7-WAY RIGHT ANGLE ADAPTORS SOLD BY DISTRIBUTORS IN TOW PACKAGES FOR AFTERMARKET SALES TO TOW 5TH WHEEL RV TRAVEL TRAILERS. DUE TO INCORRECT WIRING OF THE HARNESS, THE TRAILER LIGHTS MAY NOT OPERATE PROPERLY.
What should you do:
ALL OF THE DEFECTIVE TOW PACKAGES ARE STILL AT THE DISTRIBUTOR LEVEL AND HAVE NOT BEEN SOLD TO ANY CONSUMERS.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET CEQUENT TOW PACKAGES AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON DAIMLERCHRYSLER, GMC, OR FORD VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 07E066000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 175
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jul 17 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN TRADESONIC COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
TRADESONIC WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TRADESONIC AT 626-934-8884.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO TRADESONIC AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E064000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4029
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jun 29 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH
Summary:
CERTAIN AAI MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LIST PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
AAI MOTORSPORTS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AAI MOTORSPORTS AT 909-923-9188.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AAI MOTORSPORTS AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E060000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 87745
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Mar 13 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN ANZO COMBINATION HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS WHICH FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
What should you do:
ANZO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE HEADLAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN MAY 9, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT ANZO USA AT 909-468-3688.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES MANUFACTURED BY ANZO AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.CUSTOMERS MAY 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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E023000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 292000
PARKING BRAKE
Apr 22 2005
IF THE PARKING BRAKE DOES NOT HOLD, UNINTENDED VEHICLE MOVEMENT COULD OCCUR, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND BUILT WITH EITHER PBR PARKING BRAKE SYSTEMS OR TRW PARKING BRAKE SYSTEMS, THE PARKING BRAKE FRICTION LININGS MAY WEAR TO AN EXTENT WHERE THE PARKING BRAKE CAN BECOME INEFFECTIVE IN IMMOBILIZING A PARKED VEHICLE.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A LOW-FORCE SPRING CLIP RETAINER FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A PBR PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM. ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TRW PARKING BRAKE SYSTEM, DEALERS WILL INSTALL A REDESIGNED PARKING BRAKE CABLE ASSEMBLY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 29, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05042.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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V161000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 90242
SEAT BELTS:REAR
Apr 22 2005
A LAP PORTION OF THE SEAT BELT ROUTING THAT IS NOT LOW AND SNUG ON THE HIPS CAN ALLOW THE LAP BELT TO RIDE UP ON AN OCCUPANT'S ABDOMEN INSTEAD OF FITTING LOW AROUND THEIR HIPBONES, AND THEREFORE, CAN EXPOSE THEM TO MORE RISK OF ABDOMINAL AND INTERNAL ORGAN INJURY.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN CREW CAB PICKUP TRUCKS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE 2ND ROW CENTER OCCUPANT SEAT BELT ROUTING MAY MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO POSITION THE LAP PORTION OF THE SAFETY BELT LOW AROUND THE HIPS OF OCCUPANTS, ESPECIALLY SMALLER OCCUPANTS, SEATED IN THIS POSITION. APPROPRIATE USE OF A CHILD SEAT OR BOOSTER SEAT, AS RECOMMENDED FOR SMALL CHILDREN, DOES IMPROVE THE FIT CONDITION FOR THIS USER GROUP. IN ADDITION TO INSTRUCTIONS ON PROPER INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD RESTRAINT (WITH CHILD SEATS OR BOOSTERS), SPECIAL VERBIAGE FOR RESTRAINING OLDER CHILD IS INCLUDED IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL. ALSO, THE SUGGESTED SEAT BELT FIT/ROUTING FOR ADULTS, IRRESPECTIVE OF SEATING POSITION, IS DESCRIBED IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL TEXT.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL CUT OPEN THE GUIDE LOOP, REMOVE A PORTION OF THE LOOP, AND THEN THE REMAINING TWO SIDES SHOULD BE FOLDED OVER AND SECURED WITH A RETAINER FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 21, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463, OR HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05037.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.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V163000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1359824
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
May 11 2004
THE STANDARD REQUIRES CHILD SEAT LOWER ANCHORAGES IN TWO SEATING POSITIONS FOR VEHICLES WITH THREE REAR SEATING POSITIONS. THE STANDARD CAB AND CARGO VAN VEHICLES, WHICH ONLY HAVE FRONT SEATING POSITIONS, HAVE AN AIR BAG OFF SWITCH TO DISABLE THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG AND DO NOT HAVE CHILD RESTRAINT LOWER ANCHORAGES IN THE PASSENGER SEAT. THE STANDARD REQUIRES PASSENGER SEAT CHILD SEAT LOWER ANCHORAGES IN VEHICLES WITH AN AIR BAG OFF SWITCH. HOWEVER, THE STANDARD DOES NOT REQUIRE VEHICLES WITH ONLY FRONT SEATING POSITIONS TO HAVE LOWER ANCHORAGE PROVISIONS IF THE VEHICLE IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AN AIR BAG OFF SWITCH.
Summary:
CERTAIN EXTENDED AND REGULAR CAB PICKUP TRUCKS AND CARGO VANS CONVERTED TO COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS (CNG) FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, 'CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS.' THESE VEHICLES HAVE ONE SEATING POSITION, THE CENTER REAR SEAT, EQUIPPED WITH CHILD RESTRAINT LOWER ANCHORAGES.
What should you do:
TO BRING THE STANDARD CAB AND CARGO VAN VEHICLES INTO COMPLIANCE, DEALERS WILL INJECT EPOXY INTO THE AIR BAG OFF SWITCH TO PREVENT AIR BAG ACTIVATION, RELOCATE THE SWITCH BEHIND THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND THEN INSTALL A COVER OVER THE RESULTING OPENING. THE SUN VISOR LABEL AND OWNER'S MANUAL WILL ALSO BE CHANGED. THE CORRECTION FOR THE EXTENDED CAB VEHICLE WILL CONSIST OF CHANGING THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT TO A SEAT THAT HAS CHILD RESTRAINT LOWER ANCHORAGES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 04038.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V225000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 736
EQUIPMENT
Mar 23 2004
THE BEDLINER CAN BECOME DETACHED FROM THE PICKUP WHILE IT IS MOTION, POSSIBLY ENDANGERING FOLLOWING MOTORISTS OR PEDESTRIANS.
Summary:
AFTERMARKET PICKUP TRUCK OVER-THE-RAIL BEDLINERS MANUFACTURED FOR INSTALLATION ON 1999-2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO AND GMC SIERRA PICKUP TRUCKS. THE TOGGLE WING ASSEMBLY USED TO ATTACH THE BEDLINER TO THE TRUCK BED IS NOT ENGAGING FULLY IN THE STAKE POCKET OF THE PICKUP TRUCK.
What should you do:
DURAKON WILL ISSUE A PRESS RELEASE IN ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY CUSTOMERS THAT COULD HAVE PURCHASED THE DEFECTIVE BEDLINER. IF YOU PURCHASED EITHER A DURAKON ALLSTAR OF PATRIOT OVERRAIL BEDLINER SINCE AUGUST 1, 2003, FOR 1999 TO 2004 CHEVROLET SILVERADO OR GMC SIERRA TRUCKS, OR PURCHASED ONE OF THESE PICKUP TRUCKS WITH EITHER BRAND BEDLINER ALREADY INSTALLED, YOU SHOULD RETURN TO AN AUTHORIZED DURAKON DEALER SO THAT THE BEDLINER CAN BE INSPECTED AND, IF NECESSARY, REPAIRED WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED TOGGLE WING FASTENING SYSTEM, OR IF REQUIRED, REPLACED WITH A NEW BEDLINER FREE OF CHARGE. PLEASE CALL THE DURAKON HOTLINE AT 1-800-933-4200 TO FIND THE NEAREST AUTHORIZED DURAKON DEALER.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET OVERRAIL BEDLINERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON CHEVROLET SILVERADO AND GMC SIERRA PICKUP TRUCKS BY GENERAL MOTORS.CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04E022000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 8000
STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
Mar 17 2004
ANYONE 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.
Summary:
ON 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.
What should you do:
DEALERS 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.
For more information:
GM 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).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V129000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3662211
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Feb 04 2004
CONSEQUENTLY, THE VALVE O-RING SEAL MAY FRACTURE. STEERING EFFORTS MAY BE SLIGHTLY INCREASED WHILE BRAKING OR PARKING. UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS, A FRACTURED SEAL MAY REQUIRE A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE APPLIED BRAKE PEDAL EFFORT TO ACHIEVE THE SAME VEHICLE DECELERATION RATE AS PRIOR TO THE SEAT FRACTURE.
Summary:
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, PICKUP TRUCKS, AND PASSENGER VANS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 135, ?PASSENGER CAR BRAKE SYSTEMS.? SOME OF THESE VEHICLES WERE PRODUCED WITH AN OUT-OF-SPECIFICATION BRAKE HYDRO-BOOST HOUSING RELIEF VALVE BORE.
What should you do:
DEALERS ARE TO REPLACE THE HYDRO-BOOST RELIEF VALVE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 18, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339; CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; GMC AT 1-866-996-9463; OR HUMMER AT 1-866-486-6376.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 04004.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V045000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 68875
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
Jan 23 2003
IN VEHICLES WITH THIS CONDITION, THE WINDSHIELD MAY NOT BE RETAINED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY STANDARD DURING A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 212, "WINDSHIELD MOUNTING." SOME OF THESE VEHICLES LACK A CONTINUOUS URETHANE BONDING BEAD BETWEEN THE BODY SURFACE AND THE WINDSHIELD.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REMOVE, RESEAL, AND REINSTALL THE WINDSHIELD. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JANUARY 28, 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.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 03001. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 03V018000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 110
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