2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD
Extended Cab SLE 4WD
Safety Ratings data is not currently available for the 2003 GMC Sierra 2500HD Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD SLE.
|US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:||04V129|
|Potential Number Of Units Affected:||3,662,211|
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. 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.
Dealers will replace the cables. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the third quarter of 2004. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339; or GMC at 1-866-996-9463.
Dates of Manufacture:
October 1999 - November 2003
Manufacturer Recall Number:
The safety ratings and information is provided directly from the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)