NHTSA Campaign Id 03V019000; Date: Jan. 27, 2003
Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche; 2003 Chevrolet Suburban; 2003 GMC Yukon Xl
Component: Fuel System, Gasoline:storage:tank Assembly
Manufactured by: General Motors Corp.
Affected Units:: 5,734
On certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, vehicles, during a 30 degree left angle frontal impact of sufficient severity, a tear could develop in the mid-frame cross member at its attachment to the left frame rail. If the mid-frame cross member tears during frontal impact and produces a sharp edge, contact of the sharp edge with the fuel tank could result in a puncture of the fuel tank and possible fuel leakage.
Dealers will install a fuel tank shield. Owner notification began February 20, 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.
Gm recall no. 03002. Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
Date Owners notified by Manufacturer: Feb 20, 2003Also see: