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#1 of 3 Utah Safety Newsletter (Please read!!)
Nov 27, 2007 (5:05 pm)
If you live in Utah and own a vehicle that is equipped with the Hydro-boost system, this may concern you.
The Utah Highway Patrol Vehicle Safety put out a newsletter on Nov. 1, 2007. It states,
"Recently, one of our Safety Inspection Investigators investigated a case involving a 2006 GMC Sierra Dura Max Diesel. During this investigation, it was found that the steering wheel would bind when the brake pedal was applied, particularly while parking. General Motors issued a service bulletin (#1848789) acknowledging a pre-existing poser assist condition, which can be aggravated by having worn tires, low tire air pressure, lower power steering pump pressure, and larger tires than stock size. Please make sure that all inspectors are aware that this same condition can be seen on any other vehicle make or model with this type of power assist system. If your station does come across a vehicle with this same condition, please make sure that the vehicle is rejected as it is noted in the 2007 Safety Inspection Manual."
If your vehicle is rejected or has this problem and you live in the state of Utah please leave a comment on this and we'll figure out how to get in touch with each other. The car manufacturers should have to fix this problem, but right now their saying it's one in many that has this condition. We need to show them they're wrong before something goes tragically wrong. Thanks for your support.
#2 of 3 Re: Utah Safety Newsletter (Please read!!) [ldsokol]
Nov 28, 2007 (11:13 am)
Even if you do not live in the state of Utah, we would still like to hear from you. Maybe we can get all states involved.
#3 of 3 Re: Utah Safety Newsletter (Please read!!) [ldsokol]
Jan 02, 2008 (3:14 pm)
Very Interesting..I have a 2007 Sierra 2500 HD with a RMT Conversion package. I have had the truck for 5 months and have 5500 miles on it. It has been to the dealership for repairs three times so far. My main issue is that in four wheel drive, under power, torque steers badly to a point where it is dangerous. It will takeoff to the left and right. It also has the same problem of the steering wheel binding. It is interesting that your truck and mine both had lifts installed for the dealership and both trucks now have problems. Mine has the 2" leveling system. My dealership has been very helpful trying to find the problem and has even givenme a a like duramax to drive while mine was in the shop but bottom line its not my truck. I can be emailed at daverockymtnbus.com