This version of the Silverado hadn't changed much since its 1999 introduction, so it didn't compete well with its contemporaries. Highlights included a selectable four-wheel-drive system with a full-time mode and a high payload capacity. But its powertrain wasn't particularly smooth. Handling was ungainly and the ride was stiff. Interior quality was also below par.
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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

"The air conditioning stopped working, so we had the A/C recharged, which only lasted about a week. The mechanic recharged again with dye to find that the A/C compressor was what was leaking. Replacing the compressor fixed the issue and the A/C was fine after that. The mechanic thought this was most likely just due to age"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 4.8-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"Drivers side heat - cool mixer servo motor goes to full hot position intermittently. Servo is the problem yet to be changed"

David P., TN (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8-L V8)

"the A/C to heat actuators needed replace, they were not responding on demand about 180,000 miles"

Anonymous, GA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"sometimes hot air comes out one side of vents"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"at times air conditioning will go heat and I mean hot,"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.8-L V8)

"Gate valve in dashboard hangs up when it is hot, blowing hot air instead of cold. Has been changed twice. Works ok for about a year, then starts acting up again. Expensive repair"

Wayne L., PA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Left side works at times,the right side works good"

David C., AL (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"The air actuator wen out on the dual climate control. The part is difficult to access and was about $600. Living in Texas, this is a critical fix"

Kyle R., TX (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"Had to replace blower motor and fan resistor. Stopped working on high speed"

Anonymous, WV (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.3-L V8)

"After the A/C is on for 15-20 minute, the blower blows HOT air"

Anna R., VA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Lost all fan speeds except for highest setting. Had to replace blower motor resistor"

Anonymous, ME (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8-L V8)

"blowing hot when should be cold"

Marvin S., CA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8-L V8)

"You will be driving down the road with the A/C on and, no matter what speed you are driving or the road conditions, very hot air will start coming out of the vents. Changing the settings on the controls or turning the A/C off does not work. The hot air still comes out. You must pull off the road immediately and turn off the vehicle for a few minutes to allow the system to reset. If you do not, smoke comes out of the dash and the wires melt together. Happened to us 4 times"

Jennifer H., WV (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)
Heater system

"System got stuck in defrost"

Anonymous, WV (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.3-L V8)

"The manual heat control arm broke"

Jerry S., SK (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3-L V8)

"leaking fluid. Have to replace periodically"

Anonymous, UT (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Hood and roof paint faded"

William G., FL (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"roof of truck peeling off leaving primer.Estimates of $1000 TO repair.GM should be responsible.Had work vehicles with same problems"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Paint pealing off"

Anonymous, TN (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Major frame and rear bumper rust. Brake lines corroded and caused a catastrophic brake failure. Found the fuel line was 'weeping' due to corrosion. Rear bumper has major rust from underneath, chrome plating is falling off"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"Once started, the rust in the rocker panels has accelarated dramatically in the last year. I also have a heavy layer of rust under the hood around the latching mechanism, which several body shops say is highly unusual for this truck"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3-L V8)

"fenders on both sides rusted out"

Anonymous, NL (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"surface rust around rear wheel wells"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"The back bumper has rusted completely through. The chrome is the only metal left in the middle of the bumper"

Gerald R., MN (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"Rust on driver's side front fender between wheel and door. Rust on passenger's side fender above rear wheel"

Wayne K., PA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8-L V8)

"I realize this truck seems old, but the rust issue started at 35,000 miles. At this point we started seeing rust damage on the quarter panels and the bottom of the bed"

Jennifer H., WV (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

"The ABS light comes on intermittently. I have checked with my mechanic and he suspects that it is a wheel speed sensor issue. The sensor is in the front wheel bearing and I plan to have the bearing replaced within the next month"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"Caliper locked up"

Carol P., TX (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"Normal wear"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"Corrosion of calipers causes the sliding parts of the brake pads to stay engaged with the rotors causing excess heat, wear, and loss of fuel mileage"

Donald V., MI (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"It's a 13-14 year old vehicle. It needed brake maintenance for the first time mostly due to rust"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"Had to replace rotors front only"

Michael A., AR (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"Normal wear"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"cracked rotor causing total brake failure. Also brake line puncture"

Anonymous, QC (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3-L V8)

"I just replaced my rear rotors again. The brakes on this truck are horrendous as far as rust and wear. The original brake lines rusted and blew out a while back, and the rear brakes were overhauled at that time. GM refuses to admit they had a problem"

Thomas V., PA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)
Squeaking

"Brakes were squeaking"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure Unsure)

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

"when the hose leaked it made the power steering pump fail"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"Routine check up and they found a leak in steering fluid. Fixed it"

Anonymous, IN (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure Unsure)

"power steering hose leaked by the power steering cooler which made the pump burn out"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"replaced due to broken inner tie rod"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Had to replace rack and pinion, and tie rods for the second time. First time was by dealer, under warranty. Vehicle has not been abused. Most miles on freeway, very rarely off paved road"

Gregory A., CA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8-L V8)

"would not pass inspection"

Bruce M., MO (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 6.0-L V8)

"that's how I found out there was tie rods"

Bruce M., MO (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 6.0-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"Both front hubs had to be replaced"

Marvin L., TN (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

"gasket leak at the water pump"

Kenneth G., KY (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3-L V8)

"Constant air leak around rear doors and windows since I've owned the vehicle. Rear door windows and seals have been completely replaced once by dealer. still no fix. Chevy TSB says to bend latching mechanism bracket to obtain better seal..... Really?"

Gregory A., CA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8-L V8)

"Every year I hear more squeaks and rattles, mostly from the console and dash"

Anonymous, LA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"squeaks and rattles coming from under the dash"

Anonymous, LA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"There is a gasket that needs to be replaces. Makes a loud rattling when idle. Costs about $350 to repair"

Kyle R., TX (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"Listening to music during highway driving is difficult!"

Anonymous, LA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"Constant wind noise in passenger door even after changing hinges"

Anonymous, NL (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

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

"Gauges would stop working while driving everything would read 0 then we would hit the dash and suddenly it would work again"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 4.8-L V8)

"Just didn't move. Got repaired. Truck is 13 yrs old"

Kathy M., WA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure Unsure)

"A pressure gauge went out and the entire dash system had to be replaced. It was a special order system and was not cheap to install. It was a dealer install"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-L V8)

"Light control switch was defective. Replaced switch"

Ron R., SC (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.3-L V6)

"It seems to have an electrical issue, lights go out prematurely"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure Unsure)

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

"The CD will not eject"

Gerald R., MN (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)
Radio

"Power button to turn on the radio doesn't work sometimes"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 4.8-L V8)

"Became inoperable. Poor reception. Blown speakers"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3-L V8)

"Stopped working"

Anonymous, AL (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3-L V8)
Steering wheel controls

"memory of seats mirrors etc goes blank"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-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)

"Mass air flow sensor went bad. Replacement fixed problem"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8-L V8)

"One O2 sensor failed, dealership suggested replacing the sensor, sparkplugs, and plug wires. Quite expensive"

John P., KY (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.8-L V8)

"Check Engine light comes on occasionally after driving for some time with Cruise Control on. It has also come on once during a high temperature mountain climb. OBD reader always says problem is with RH knock sensor. Both knock sensors have been replaced and still get same Check Engine"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"failed"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission overdrive gear failed first by not shifting into overdrive and then it failed to shift into third gear. At this point I had a GM guaranteed rebuilt transmission installed. Work like a new one and has a better guarantee than the truck did new"

David P., TN (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.8-L V8)

"Required complete transmission rebuild"

Charlie R., DE (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

"Transmission totally went out a year ago and then the rebuild had issue with sensor so that was replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.3-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

Seat belts

"Front passenger seat belt locks up and base to be re-buckled to release"

Lisa P., CA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Unsure 4.3-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

"Seat controls work backwards"

Anonymous, TN (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3-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

Electrical failure

"Replaced 4 wheel drive switch module"

Jerry S., SK (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3-L V8)
4WD/AWD components

"The "auto" portion of my AWD system has ceased to function properly. Now it is either in or out of 4WD and does not regulate automatically as it did before"

Anonymous, WI (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3-L V8)

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

What Owners Say

Alternator

"had to have a new one installed because it failed"

Karen B., MI (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 5.3-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

"rear main seal and pan gasket leaked"

Anonymous, LA (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Loose/rattling heat shield

"Heat shield rusted and rattles"

Anonymous, CT (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 4.8-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

"Radiator failed and had to be replaced"

Gary C., NY (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base Unsure)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Sensor was having problems on the rebuild to it was just replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Base 5.3-L V8)

Engine Major

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

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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
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Oct 31 2006
IF THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM MALFUNCTIONS, THE FRONT AIR BAG ON THE PASSENGER SIDE MAY BE DISABLED WHEN IT SHOULD BE ENABLED, OR ENABLED WHEN IT SHOULD BE DISABLED. IN EITHER CASE, IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH THAT REQUIRES AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, A FRONT PASSENGER'S LEVEL OF INJURY MAY BE INCREASED.
Summary:
CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY BUILT WITH CLOTH SEATS THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC AIR BAG PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM AND LATER REUPHOLSTERED WITH AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVER KITS ARE INVOLVED. TESTING HAS INDICATED THAT THE AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVERS CAN CAUSE THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM TO MALFUNCTION.
What should you do:
BECAUSE A REPLACEMENT LEATHER SEAT COVER THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM IS NOT AVAILABLE, GENERAL MOTORS (GM) WILL REPURCHASE THESE VEHICLES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS STATED IN GM'S LETTER TO OWNERS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 6, 2006. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT GM AT 1-877-477-1022 TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF REPURCHASING THEIR VEHICLE.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 06102.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: 06V417000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 794
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Aug 03 2006
IF THE DAMPER COMES LOOSE, A FUEL LEAK MAY RESULT. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AN 8.1L V8 (RPO L8-VIN G) ENGINE HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE ENGINE FUEL RAIL PULSE DAMPER RETAINER CLIP MAY FRACTURE RESULTING IN INADEQUATE RETENTION OF THE DAMPER.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ENGINE FUEL RAIL PULSE DAMPER RETAINER CLIP FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 AND GMC TRUCKS AT 1-866-996-9463.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 06080.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: 06V289000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 38439
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
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Feb 08 2005
IF A SEPARATION OCCURRED AND THE HOOD OF THE VEHICLE WERE OPEN, FRAGMENTS FROM THE ACCUMULATOR COULD CAUSE INJURY TO PEOPLE IN THE IMMEDIATE AREA. THE PRESENCE OF THIS CRACK OR FRACTURED SURFACE COULD ALLOW THE HYDRAULIC FLUID TO LEAK FROM THE ACCUMULATOR CIRCUIT OF THE BOOSTER ASSEMBLY. THE LOSS OF FLUID WOULD CAUSE INCREASED STEERING AND BRAKING EFFORT AND A CRASH MAY OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN TRUCKS, SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, AND VANS EQUIPPED WITH BOSCH HYDRO-BOOST BRAKE ASSEMBLIES, THE HYDRAULIC BRAKE BOOSTER PRESSURE ACCUMULATOR MAY CRACK AND SEPARATE FROM THE HYDRO-BOOST ASSEMBLY DURING NORMAL OPERATING CONDITIONS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL TEST THE HYDRO-BOOST ASSEMBLY FOR FUNCTIONAL OPERATION OF THE TWO-FUNCTION VALVE. IF THE HYDRO-BOOST ASSEMBLY FAILS THE TEST, DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ASSEMBLY FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 23, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC TRUCKS AT 1-866-996-9463 AND HUMMER AT 1-800-732-5493.
For more information:
GM RECALL NO. 05006.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: 05V043000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 77411
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
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