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Recalls - 1997 CHEVROLET B7

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

STEERING:GEAR BOX (OTHER THAN RACK AND PINION)

Recall Number

98V237000

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

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL BUSES EQUIPPED WITH POWER STEERING. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH AN INCORRECT INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT. THE OVERLAP IN THE SLIP JOINT IS INSUFFICIENT ALLOWING THE STEERING SHAFT TO SEPARATE.

Defect Consequence

THIS COULD LEAD TO LOSS OF STEERING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING SHAFT AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN OCTOBER 21, 1998. 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 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


Component Description

STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

Recall Number

99V057000

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

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SCHOOL BUSES EQUIPPED WITH 6.0L GASOLINE ENGINE, 10,000 LB. FRONT AXLE, AND POWER STEERING. THE POWER STEERING FLUID CAN LEAK AS A RESULT OF A POWER STEERING FLUID SUPPLY HOSE INTERFERENCE CONDITION.

Defect Consequence

EVENTUALLY, ALL POWER STEERING ASSIST WOULD CEASE, RESULTING IN A LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL.

Defect Corrective Action

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW POWER STEERING HOSE AND ADAPTER.

Notes

OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 4, 1999. 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 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).


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