Safety Ratings

Frontal crash ratings - Driver
Not Rated
Frontal crash ratings - Passenger
Not Rated
Side crash ratings - Driver
Not Rated
Side crash ratings - Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rollover Resistance Rating

Recalls

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 03V019
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 5,734


Summary:
On certain sport utility vehicles, during a 30 degree left angle frontal impact of sufficient severity, a tear could develop in the mid-frame cross member at its attachment to the left frame rail. If the mid-frame cross member tears during frontal impact and produces a sharp edge, contact of the sharp edge with the fuel tank could result in a puncture of the fuel tank and possible fuel leakage. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Remedy:
Dealers will install a fuel tank shield. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during February 2003. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.

Dates of Manufacture:
April 2002 - January 2003

Models Involved:
Avalanche, Suburban, Yukon XL

Manufacturer Recall Number:
03002

Disclaimer

The safety ratings and information is provided directly from the
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


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