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1998 Chevrolet Silverado

2 Defect Investigations from the NHTSA

NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1998 Chevrolet Silverado

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1998 Chevrolet Silverado, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. TAILGATE SUPPORT CABLES NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA05007

    Component(s): Latches/Locks/Linkages:Tailgate:Latch
    Structure:Body:Tailgate
    Structure:Body:Tailgate:Hinge And Attachments

    Summary: General Motors is conducting a safety recall to remove and replace the tailgate support cables installed in 805,368 model year 1999 and 2000 gmt 800 model vehicles.the model year 1999 and 2000 gmt-800 series vehicles that will be campaigned had contributed a significant majority of the total complaints (87%) and injuries (79%) associated with the tailgate support cable breakage in the model year 1998 - 2000 C/K series vehicles addressed by this investigation.

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #EA05007 »

  2. TAILGATE SUPPORT CABLE BREAKAGE NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ04010

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: September 28, 2004
    • Date Closed: April 14, 2005
    • Recall: no recall issued

    Component(s): Latches/Locks/Linkages:Tailgate:Latch
    Structure:Body:Tailgate
    Structure:Body:Tailgate:Hinge And Attachments

    Summary: ODI is upgrading RQ04-010 and opening an engineering analysis to further investigate the tailgate support cables installed in 1998, 1999, and partial year 2000 Silverado and Sierra (C/K models).General Motors is conducting recall campaign 04V-129 to replace the tailgate support cables originally installed in certain model year 2000 - 2004 Sierra and Silverado.General Motors has advised ODI that the materials used for the tailgate cable sheathing installed in C/K models had inadvertently changed in October 1999, increasing the propensity for voids in and around the galvanized steel cable strands which can allow moisture to wick among the strands, leading to oxidation and weakening of the strands.since ODI initiated RQ04-010 in September 2004, ODI has received 10 additonal non-injury complaints on MY 1998-99 C/K vehicles, but no additional injury complaints.during this same period, GM has received 564 non-injury and 35 injury complaints. ODI has received 6 injury complaints and 38 non-injury complaints from owners of model year 2000 C/K vehicles and requires further investigation to determine whether these incidents occurred in vehicles within the scope of campaign 04V-129 or should be added to the injury summary for RQ04-010.

    NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning investigation #RQ04010 »

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