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Recall List for the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Official recalls have been issued for the 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Chevrolet service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Chevrolet customer service.

  1. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #08E050000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 11, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,921

    Summary: K2 motor is recalling 1,921 aftermarket headlamps of various models sold for use on the above listed vehicles. These headlamps are missing the amber side reflex reflector which fails to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: Without the amber side reflex reflectors, the lighting visibility may be affected, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: K2 motor will notify owners and offer a full refund. The recall began on decemeber 17, 2008. Owners may contact K2 motor at 1-909-839-2992. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E050000 »

  2. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB NHTSA Campaign #07E106000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 17, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 130,000

    Summary: Certain federal-mogul replacement wheel hub assemblies with the brand names: National, Carquest P/nos. 515020, 515021, 515025, 515053, 515054, 515059, and 515060, shipped between January 23, 2006, and December 20, 2007, sold for light duty and medium duty trucks. The inboard retention nut used to maintain hub bearing assembly can loosen resulting in an ABS light indication, noise, and/or wheel separation.

    Consequence: Wheel separation can result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Federal-mogul will notify customers and will replace the hub assembly free of charge. The recall began on February 7, 2008. Owners can contact federal-mogul toll-free at 877-489-6659. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E106000 »

  3. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL NHTSA Campaign #07E066000

    • Date Announced: AUGUST 28, 2007
    • Vehicles Affected: 175

    Summary: Certain cequent 90 degree 7-way right angle adaptors sold by distributors in tow packages for aftermarket sales to tow 5th wheel rv travel trailers. Due to incorrect wiring of the harness, the trailer lights may not operate properly.

    Consequence: If the trailer lights are not working properly, a vehicle crash can occur.

    Actions: All of the defective tow packages are still at the distributor level and have not been sold to any consumers. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #07E066000 »

  4. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E064000

    • Date Announced: JULY 17, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 4,029

    Summary: Certain tradesonic combination lamps sold as replacement lamps for use on the above listed passenger vehicles. Combination lamps not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment.

    Consequence: Lack of amber side reflectors in the lamps will decrease lighting visibility to other drivers and may possibly result in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Tradesonic will notify owners and replace the lamps free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during July 2006. Owners may contact tradesonic at 626-934-8884. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E064000 »

  5. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING NHTSA Campaign #06E060000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 29, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 87,745

    Summary: Certain aai motorsports combination lamps sold as replacement lamps for use on the above list passenger vehicles. Combination lamps not equipped with amber side reflectors fail to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: Lack of amber side reflectors in the lamps will decrease lighting visibility to other drivers and may possibly result in a vehicle crash

    Actions: Aai motorsports will notify owners and replace the lamps free of charge. The recall began on August 1, 2006. Owners may contact aai motorsports at 909-923-9188. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E060000 »

  6. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE NHTSA Campaign #06E043000

    • Date Announced: MAY 19, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 88,303

    Summary: Certain replacement fuel filters, fram brand name P/N G3727, with date codes X52911 through X60801 sequentially or X600141 and a Mexico country or origin marking on the fuel filter housing manufactured from October 18, 2005, through March 21, 2006, sold for use on the vehicles listed above and on certain school buses. (to see the school bus engine sizes, click on "document search" and then "bus applications"). the connector on the fuel filter was not manufactured to honeywell's specification. As a result, the O-ring may not seat correctly on the fuel line.

    Consequence: This condition may cause an inadequate seal at the connection, potentially leading to a fuel leak. In the presence of an ignition source, a fire could occur.

    Actions: Honeywell will notify owners and replace the fuel filters free of charge. The recall began on October 18, 2006. Owners may contact fram customer service at 1-800-890-2075 (option 1). For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E043000 »

  7. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS NHTSA Campaign #06E023000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 13, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 292,000

    Summary: Certain anzo combination headlamp assemblies sold as replacement lamps for use on certain passenger vehicles. Some combination lamps are not equipped with amber side reflectors which fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

    Consequence: Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Anzo will notify owners and replace the headlamps free of charge. The recall began May 9, 2006. Owners may contact anzo usa at 909-468-3688. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06E023000 »

  8. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 PARKING BRAKE NHTSA Campaign #05V161000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 22, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 90,242

    Summary: On certain pickup trucks equipped with manual transmissions and built with either PBR parking brake systems or TRW parking brake systems, the parking brake friction linings may wear to an extent where the parking brake can become ineffective in immobilizing a parked vehicle.

    Consequence: If the parking brake does not hold, unintended vehicle movement could occur, which could result in a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will install a low-force spring clip retainer for vehicles equipped with a PBR parking brake system. On vehicles equipped with the TRW parking brake system, dealers will install a redesigned parking brake cable assembly. The recall began on July 29, 2005. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V161000 »

  9. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 SEAT BELTS:REAR NHTSA Campaign #05V163000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 22, 2005
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,359,824

    Summary: On certain crew cab pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, the 2nd row center occupant seat belt routing may make it difficult to position the lap portion of the safety belt low around the hips of occupants, especially smaller occupants, seated in this position. Appropriate use of a child seat or booster seat, as recommended for small children, does improve the fit condition for this user group. In addition to instructions on proper infant and young child restraint (with child seats or boosters), special verbiage for restraining older child is included in the owner's manual. Also, the suggested seat belt fit/routing for adults, irrespective of seating position, is described in the owner's manual text.

    Consequence: A lap portion of the seat belt routing that is not low and snug on the hips can allow the lap belt to ride up on an occupant's abdomen instead of fitting low around their hipbones, and therefore, can expose them to more risk of abdominal and internal organ injury.

    Actions: Dealers will cut open the guide loop, remove a portion of the loop, and then the remaining two sides should be folded over and secured with a retainer free of charge. The recall began on July 21, 2005. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, or Hummer at 1-800-732-5493. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #05V163000 »

  10. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE NHTSA Campaign #04V225000

    • Date Announced: MAY 11, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 736

    Summary: Certain extended and regular cab pickup trucks and cargo vans converted to compressed natural gas (CNG) fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 225, 'child restraint anchorage systems.' These vehicles have one seating position, the center rear seat, equipped with child restraint lower anchorages.

    Consequence: The standard requires child seat lower anchorages in two seating positions for vehicles with three rear seating positions. The standard cab and cargo van vehicles, which only have front seating positions, have an air bag off switch to disable the front passenger air bag and do not have child restraint lower anchorages in the passenger seat. The standard requires passenger seat child seat lower anchorages in vehicles with an air bag off switch. However, the standard does not require vehicles with only front seating positions to have lower anchorage provisions if the vehicle is not equipped with an air bag off switch.

    Actions: To bring the standard cab and cargo van vehicles into compliance, dealers will inject epoxy into the air bag off switch to prevent air bag activation, relocate the switch behind the instrument panel and then install a cover over the resulting opening. The sun visor label and owner's manual will also be changed. The correction for the extended cab vehicle will consist of changing the front passenger seat to a seat that has child restraint lower anchorages. The recall began on September 9, 2004. Owners should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V225000 »

  11. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 EQUIPMENT NHTSA Campaign #04E022000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 23, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 8,000

    Summary: Aftermarket pickup truck over-the-rail bedliners manufactured for installation on 1999-2004 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. The toggle wing assembly used to attach the bedliner to the truck bed is not engaging fully in the stake pocket of the pickup truck.

    Consequence: The bedliner can become detached from the pickup while it is motion, possibly endangering following motorists or pedestrians.

    Actions: Durakon will issue a press release in attempt to notify customers that could have purchased the defective bedliner. If you purchased either a Durakon Allstar or Patriot Overrail bedliner since August 1, 2003, for 1999 to 2004 Chevrolet Silverado or GMC Sierra trucks, or purchased one of these pickup trucks with either brand bedliner already installed, you should return to an authorized Durakon dealer so that the bedliner can be inspected and, if necessary, repaired with a newly designed toggle wing fastening system, or if required, replaced with a new bedliner free of charge. Please call the Durakon hotline at 1-800-933-4200 to find the nearest authorized Durakon dealer. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04E022000 »

  12. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS NHTSA Campaign #04V129000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 17, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,662,211

    Summary: On certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, the galvanized steel tailgate support cables that retain the tailgate in the full open (horizontal) position may corrode, weaken, and eventually fracture. If both cables fractured, the tailgate would suddenly drop and strike the top surface of the rear bumper.

    Consequence: Anyone sitting or standing on the horizontal surface of the tailgate when both cables fractured could be injured by falling from the tailgate. On vehicles that have had the bumper removed, the tailgate may drop even lower. Additionally, if there is cargo on the tailgate the cargo may fall off if the support cables fracture.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the cables. Interim owner notification began on April 7, 20004. The recall began on September 24, 2004, when replacement parts were available, and will continue through October 29, 2004. Owners should contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463, or visit www.mygmlink.com, and enter your vehicle identification number. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V129000 »

  13. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC NHTSA Campaign #04V045000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 04, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 68,875

    Summary: Certain sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and passenger vans fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 135, "passenger car brake systems." Some of these vehicles were produced with an out-of-specification brake hydro-boost housing relief valve bore.

    Consequence: Consequently, the valve O-ring seal may fracture. Steering efforts may be slightly increased while braking or parking. Under certain driving conditions, a fractured seal may require a slight increase in the applied brake pedal effort to achieve the same vehicle deceleration rate as prior to the seat fracture.

    Actions: Dealers are to replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The recall began on June 18, 2004. Owners should contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339; Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; GMC at 1-866-996-9463; or Hummer at 1-866-486-6376. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V045000 »

  14. 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD NHTSA Campaign #03V018000

    • Date Announced: JANUARY 23, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 110

    Summary: Certain pickup trucks fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 212, "windshield mounting." Some of these vehicles lack a continuous urethane bonding bead between the body surface and the windshield.

    Consequence: In vehicles with this condition, the windshield may not be retained in accordance with the safety standard during a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dealers will remove, reseal, and reinstall the windshield. Owner notification began on January 28, 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. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V018000 »

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