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#503 of 6469 Opatience & Recall
Jan 28, 2001 (3:38 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 6469 fiber700, yes I do.
Jan 28, 2001 (5:30 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 6469 Petros, only one I could find.
Jan 28, 2001 (5:32 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 6469 Opatience: Rear Window Regulators
Jan 28, 2001 (9:08 pm)
I am looking for any TSBs for the 2000 Yukon.
#507 of 6469 Opatience...
Jan 29, 2001 (3:09 am)
Same here...2000 GMC Yukon 2WD SLE.
#508 of 6469 Platinum plugs by wkohler
Jan 29, 2001 (7:40 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 6469 2000 Tahoe Update @ 16k
Jan 29, 2001 (8:03 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.
#510 of 6469 97 Tahoe
Jan 29, 2001 (12:07 pm)
Hi all, I'm new to this discussion and too lazy to read all 400 plus posts. I have a 97 Tahoe 4x4 with 80k + miles on it. So far no problems. My biggest complaint is that the thing will not stop worth a damn in my opinion. Any one have similar opinions or suggestions on how to improve the braking system? The other complaint is that there seems to be a lot of wind noise coming from either the roof rack or the back doors. Again, any ideas?
Jan 29, 2001 (2:17 pm)
Now that the topics have returned to Tahoes/Yukons, I will start posting:) I have a 2001 Tahoe. A couple questions for all you people out there:
1) Do any of the previous recalls/TSB's apply to 2001's? What about the window motor problem? Did that get fixed as well?
2) Has anyone actually had a problem with the Firestone Wilderness LE's that come on the vehicle? I think it would be a good idea to go to Michelin or some other tire make, but I just wondered if there was any reported problem rather than just having the Firestone name on them.
Any inputs welcome. BTW, I picked my vehicle up on Dec. 7, 2000. So far it seems to be a very nice vehicle. Makes more wind noise than I expected, but I usually drive around 80 MPH. Also, seems to be a slight humming, possibly tranny, around 45 MPH, very slight. I assume this might be normal drivetrain noise. It's been over ten years since I had a rear-wheel driver in the garage. Thanks for any comments.
#512 of 6469 Michelins
Jan 29, 2001 (2:32 pm)
When I put new tires on my 97 Tahoe I went with the Michelin XC LT4 (or something like that) and they made a huge difference in handling. Especialy in cornering. Stiffened everything up and got rid of that "I'm about to roll this sucker" feeling. They are expensive but a good example of you get what you pay for.