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#7400 of 18329 GM recall on Air bag
Aug 19, 2002 (11:40 am)
If your Triplet was built between May-July 2002, then read the following. You can check build date on drivers door jam, next to tire pressure.
The recall affects about 150,000 of 2002 and 2003 Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac cars and trucks built between May and July 2002.
These vehicles may have driver's side air bag inflator modules that could fracture during deployment.
The inflator is in the steering wheel assembly behind the cover and if there was deployment, pieces of the inflator could strike or injure the occupants.
The air bag also would not fully inflate.
GM has not received any reports of crashes or injuries related to the problem, which was discovered during routine testing.
About 8,000 of the recalled vehicles have inflator modules that will be replaced.
The vehicles involved include: Buick LeSabre, Cadillac DeVille, Chevrolet Impala and Monte Carlo, Oldsmobile Aurora, and Pontiac Bonneville passenger cars; Chevrolet Venture, Pontiac Montana, and Oldsmobile Silhouette minivans; and Buick Rendezvous, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, and Oldsmobile Bravada SUVs.
Owners of cars, trucks and SUVs involved in the recall are asked to take their vehicles to a dealer. All repairs will be performed at no cost
#7401 of 18329 Gas Mileage / Power
Aug 19, 2002 (11:53 am)
Took a to a trip to the mountains over the weekend, four adults + gear and A/C on the whole time. Impressed with the ride and handling on the twisty roads however, I was very disappointed with the off the line acceleration, it felt like driving a diesel. I have taken the same trip with my Grand Cherokee V8 in the past, and there is no comparison. Gas mileage wasn’t much better than the V8 either. I love almost everything about my Envoy but IMO this truck would’ve been a heck of a lot better with a V8.
#7402 of 18329 RE: Gas Mileage / Power
Aug 19, 2002 (1:13 pm)
I am still waiting for that "V8 power with 6-cyl economy" to kick in too, as touted by GM in their press releases last year. Seems reversed- V8 gas-guzzling with 6-cyl power!
#7403 of 18329 thank you nuyorkah! 2003 Envoy 4x4
Aug 19, 2002 (1:17 pm)
can you let me know also about what I should pay for them. I ordered the bug guard and the window deflector thingies to.
I am a little concerned I didnt get the 4.10 rear end after reading the fast few posts. I ended up getting the 3.73. I plan on pulling a boat eventually and should have went with the 4.10. I just thought the 270 ponies would cut it. guess not. And to late to change the rear end now, its already delivered.
Thanks for your help!
#7404 of 18329 Ding King Dent Puller
Aug 19, 2002 (2:15 pm)
This is for cmack4, the Ding King glue puller system works great. It will get those nickel, dime, quarter dents out 90-95% which makes them invisible.
#7405 of 18329 Re: Need 2003 Envoy Mudflap part #'s...and more
Aug 19, 2002 (3:21 pm)
adjguy, no problem the molded flaps(GMC Logo) are the same for '02 & '03 Envoys F/12497606 R/12497607 expect to pay list price $29.00 each pair, your dealer may charge more or less its up to them not GM.
Yes the 4.10 would have been better for towing
but I don't think you'll have any problems with
the 3.73. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW RIDE.
#7406 of 18329 Re: Door Handles
Aug 19, 2002 (3:29 pm)
jurassic3k, SLT door handles are unpainted from GM. As far as price if you were to call 3 different body shops you would get 3 different prices, also depends on where you live. Shop around.
#7407 of 18329 2004 Buick Rainer
Aug 19, 2002 (3:38 pm)
The new midsized SUV from Buick will offer the V8 engine on the short wheelbase unlike TB & Envoys also the rear air susp. is standard.
Sounds like a Bravada of sorts.
I guess we can't call them triplets anymore.
#7408 of 18329 Re: wax removal on plastic
Aug 19, 2002 (4:29 pm)
One very easy way to remove wax from plastic parts is to use a rag with a small amount of peanut butter on it. I read this in a automotive magazine, thought it was crazy. But, when I tried it I was amazed at how well it works. I also tried the tip on using rubbing alcohol but it did not work at all.
#7409 of 18329 Peanut Butter, eh
Aug 19, 2002 (4:57 pm)
Which type, smooth or crunchy?
Couldn't resist, hehe...