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Recalls - 1996 GMC TOPKICK

What is a recall? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, generally in cooperation with the vehicle manufacturer, issues recalls when a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard or when there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Work dictated by a recall is generally completed at no charge to the vehicle owner, regardless of whether you are the first owner or a subsequent owner. Please contact your service facilities for additional details and to confirm that this recall is relevant to your particular vehicle.

Component Description

PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL

Recall Number

96V120000

Manufacturer Recall Number

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Number of Vehicles Affected

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured From

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Manufactured To

Not Available (Please See Notes)

Defect Description

THE AUTO-APPLY PARK BRAKE (MANUAL OR AUTO APPLICATION) DOES NOT ALWAYS APPLY. IF THE PARK BRAKE DOES NOT APPLY, THE "SERVICE PARK BRAKE" WARNING LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE.

Defect Consequence

THE DRIVER MAY NOT NOTICE THE WARNING LIGHT AND EXITS THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AWAY INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE PARKING BRAKE SOLENOID VALVE WITH ONE HAVING A 12 VOLT COIL AND THE ORIGINAL VALVE SPRING.

Notes

SYSTEM: EMERGENCY PARK BRAKE. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MEDIUM DUTY CONVENTIONAL PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AUTO-APPLY PARKING BRAKES. OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 1996. 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.


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