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NHTSA Campaign ID:  03V093000
Component:  Visibility: Rearview Mirrors/Devices: Exterior
Manufacturer:  General Motors
Year:
1997
Make:
GMC
Model:
Suburban
Recall Date:
03/07/2003
Potential Number of Units Affected: 507,171
Manufactured: 04/2001 - 08/2001
Defect Summary:
Certain sport utility vehicles, mini vans, and pickup trucks may develop a short circuit in the electric outside rearview mirror switch. If this were to happen, it could result in an inoperative switch, heat damage to the driver's door, and/or ignition of components in the driver's door and a subsequent vehicle fire without prior warning. .
Consequence Summary:
If this were to happen, it could result in an inoperative switch, heat damage to the driver's door, and/or ignition of components in the driver's door and a subsequent vehicle fire without prior warning.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will install a fused jumper harness to the electric outside rearview mirror switch. Owner notification is expected to begin during April 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 GMC at 1-800-462-8782.

NHTSA Campaign ID:  03V159000
Component:  Visibility: Rear Window Wiper/Washer: Motor
Manufacturer:  General Motors Corp.
Year:
1997
Make:
GMC
Model:
Suburban
Recall Date:
04/28/2003
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,755,876
Manufactured:
Defect Summary:
On certain minivans, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles with certain model-engine combinations, the windshield wiper motor may fail due to cracked solder joints on the controller circuit board. The windshield wipers could work intermittently or not at all.
Consequence Summary:
If this were to occur in a severe weather situation, driver visibility could be reduced, which could result in a vehicle crash without prior warning.
Corrective Summary:
Dealers will replace the wiper motor circuit board and cover. Owner notification is expected to begin during May 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 GMC at 1-800-462-8782.

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