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#500 of 6471 Whoops, guess I stepped in it.
Jan 28, 2001 (11:40 am)
Didn't mean to cause an uproar,just noticed it was something that evidently left a bad taste in his mouth and I wasn't sure what the deal was.
So I asked. As I said, I was trying to figure it all out.
Below are the recalls pertaining to brakes that I could find on the 2000 pickups,but couldn't find a referance for a year in the posts.
If it is newer,let me know.
Product Safety - Front Brake Pipe Contact with Body Cross Sill #00093
00093 -- Front Brake Pipe Contact with Body Cross Sill
1999-2000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Yukon, Yukon XL
Product Safety 00013A - ABS EBC325 Retaining Clip #00013A
00013 -- ABS EBC325 Retaining Clip
2000 Chevrolet 2WD & 4WD Silverado, GMC 2WD & 4WD Sierra, Chevrolet 4WD Extended Cab S10 and GMC 4WD Extended Cab Sonoma
Customer Satisfaction 00024 - Front Brake Hose Abrasion #00024
00024 -- Front Brake Hose Abrasion
1999-2000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1/2 Ton Pickup Trucks
#501 of 6471 Opatience: Power Widow Regulator Failures
Jan 28, 2001 (2:02 pm)
Do you have access to any TSB or Recall numbers relating to the failure of the power window regulators on the Yukons? If so, could you post the info?
#502 of 6471 0patience
Jan 28, 2001 (2:26 pm)
That was funny....you did step right in it. LOL!!
Good luck with the brakes. I think there was another update on one of the recalls which included the placing of a sticker near the brake stating that the calipers had to supported while performing brake service otherwise could cause damage to the brake hose. Anyway, any mechanic knows this but leave it GM to state the obvious.
#503 of 6471 Opatience & Recall
Jan 28, 2001 (2:38 pm)
Thanks for the info! Here it is in more detail:
General Motors Corporation
Chevrolet Silverado Years: 1999-2000
Chevrolet Tahoe Year: 2000
Chevrolet Suburban Year: 2000
GMC Yukon/Yukon XL Year: 2000
GMC Sierra Years: 1999-2000
Number Involved: 1,383,922
Dates of Manufacture: April 1998 - June 2000
Defect: Certain light duty pickup trucks and sport utility vehicleshave a clearance between the front right-hand brake pipe and the body cross sill that could decrease to the point of allowing contact. If contact occurs and the brake pipe becomes damaged, there can be a loss of brake fluid and pressure. The brake warning lamp will be activated when the brake fluid lever reaches the indicator limit. During braking, the pedal will be lower than normal and stopping distances will be longer. If this occurs when stopping distance is limited, a crash could occur.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the front right-hand brake pipe for wear. If there are signs of wear, this section of the brake pipe will be replaced with a new designed brake pipe section. If there are no signs of wear on the brake pipe, the dealer will install a spacer clip to ensure sufficient clearance between the brake pipe and the body cross sill. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during December 2000. Owners who 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.
[NHTSA Recall No. 00V345/GM Recall No. 00093]
#504 of 6471 fiber700, yes I do.
Jan 28, 2001 (4:30 pm)
Need to know what year it is.
Here is the letter that should have been sent out to owners.
Dear General Motors Customer:
This notice is sent to you in accordance with the requirements of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
Reason For This Recall
General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 1999-2000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks; and 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburbans, and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles. Some of these vehicles have a clearance condition between the front right-hand brake pipe and the body cross sill that may decrease to the point of allowing contact during the life of the vehicle. If contact occurs and the brake pipe becomes damaged, in half of the brake system there can be a loss of brake fluid and pressure. The brake warning lamp will be activated when the brake fluid level reaches the indicator limit. During braking, the pedal will be lower than normal and stopping distances will be longer. If this occurs when stopping distance is limited, a crash could occur.
What Will Be Done
Your dealer will inspect the front right-hand brake pipe for wear. If there are signs of wear, your dealer will replace this section of brake pipe with a new designed brake pipe section. If there are no signs of wear on the brake pipe, your dealer will install a spacer clip to ensure sufficient clearance between the brake pipe and the body cross sill. This service will be performed for you at no charge .
How Long Will The Repair Take?
The length of time required to perform this service procedure is approximately fifteen minutes to install the spacer clip or one hour to repair the brake pipe. Additional time may be required to schedule and process your vehicle. If you dealer has a large number of vehicles awaiting service, this additional time may be significant. Please ask your dealer if you wish to know how much additional time will be needed to schedule, process and repair your vehicle.
Contacting Your Dealer
Please contact your dealer as soon as possible to arrange a service date. Parts are available and instructions for making this correction have been sent to your dealer.
Your dealer is best equipped to obtain parts and provide services to correct your vehicle as promptly as possible. Should your dealer be unable to schedule a service date within a reasonable time, you should contact the appropriate Customer Assistance Center at the number listed below:
Division Number Deaf, Hearing Impaired, or Speech Impaired*
Chevrolet 1-800-222-1020 1-800-833-2438
GMC 1-800-462-8782 1-800-462-8583
Puerto Rico - English 1-800-496-9992
Puerto Rico - Espaņol 1-800-496-9993
Virgin Islands 1-800-496-9994
* Utilizes Telecommunication Devices for the Deaf/Text Telephones (TDD/TTY)
If, after contacting the appropriate customer assistance center, you are still not satisfied that we have done our best to remedy this condition without charge and within a reasonable time, you may wish to write the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 400 Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC 20590 or call 1-888-327-4236.
#505 of 6471 Petros, only one I could find.
Jan 28, 2001 (4:32 pm)
Rear Door WIndow Inoperative (Replace Rear Door Window Motor) #00-08-64-018A
Rear Door Window Inoperative (Replace Rear Door Window Motor)
2000-2001 Chevrolet and GMC C/K Utility Models
This bulletin is being revised to add the 2000 model year. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 00-08-64-018 (Section 08 -- Body and Accessories).
#506 of 6471 Opatience: Rear Window Regulators
Jan 28, 2001 (8:08 pm)
I am looking for any TSBs for the 2000 Yukon.
#507 of 6471 Opatience...
Jan 29, 2001 (2:09 am)
Same here...2000 GMC Yukon 2WD SLE.
#508 of 6471 Platinum plugs by wkohler
Jan 29, 2001 (6:40 am)
My '00 Silverado, 4WD, 4Dr, came with the platinum plugs and the infamous rough idle. At 5K miles the SES light came on. The dealer replaced plugs 7&8 and the rough idle was gone. At 9K miles the rough idle is back but the SES light has not come on. I am going to replace them them with the NGK? plugs soon.
#509 of 6471 2000 Tahoe Update @ 16k
Jan 29, 2001 (7:03 am)
After 7 months and 16k on my '00 Tahoe LT 4wd, a few observations about overall quality. Compared to the prev. generation, the engineering of the new body style is light years ahead. My '97 Suburban needed brakes and rear axle replacement and the overall body structure was quite loose and rattle prone. The 2000 is a very tight, rigid platform much less prone to the shaking and vibration of the previous generation. However the rigid platform is less tolerant of tire imbalance and certain types of road surfaces.
Build and trim quality seem relatively good, I have had no significant problems and my dealer, Northpoint Chev. in Alpharetta, GA has been helpful. The new interior does seem even more "plasticky" than the old with harder, shinier surfaces than before that look cheap. The new center console with the cassette deck is a waste of space that in the old vehicle was open and usable.
The new engines are much smoother and more powerful than before, and a little more fuel efficient as well (avg. 14 mpg). Most impressive are the brakes and suspension, they provide a secure feeling the old platform could never manage.
Regarding the Ford vs. Chevy debate, my brother own a '98 Expeditiion 4wd that just turned 50k. He has had little problem with his vehicle as well. While I do think the Tahoe drives better than the Expedition, the Ford is much roomier inside and appears to be put together a little more carefully than the GM vehicles. Without a doubt the quality of plastics in the Ford is much better than the Chevy. The biggest disadvantage to the Tahoe compared to the Expedition is if you have the 3rd seat models. There is absolutely no space behind the third seat in the GM vehicles for cargo. The Ford at least has a enough for golf clubs! However, the Chevy's split fold/tumble seat arrangement is setter than the Ford. In the end, if you need the third seat, get a Suburban!
Overall, I'm quite satisfied with my Tahoe and while I'd definitely recommend and buy another, I'd also be likely to get the Suburban for the extra room and capacity.