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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. INVESTIGATION: TAILGATE SUPPORT CABLES

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA05007

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

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: 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: There is no summary currently available

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