Recalls

Find the latest 2003 Chevrolet Express recalls as issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Manufacturers.

Dates of Manufacture April 2002 - January 2003
Dates of Manufacture April - October 2002
Dates of Manufacture March 2000 - June 2003
Dates of Manufacture May - June 2003
Manufacturer Recall No. 02053
Manufacturer Recall No. 03007
Manufacturer Recall No. 03031
Manufacturer Recall No. 03039
Manufacturer Recall No. 04004
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V305
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V050
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V217
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V250
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 04V045
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,707,825
Potential Number of Units Affected 18,327
Potential Number of Units Affected 18,409
Potential Number of Units Affected 50,225
Potential Number of Units Affected 68,875
Remedy Dealers are to replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2004. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339; Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; GMC at 1-866-996-9463; or Hummer at 1-866-486-6376.
Remedy Dealers will inspect the wheel bearing assembly. If the inspection reveals a missing retaining nut, the wheel bearing assembly will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Nov. 13, 2002. Owners should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Dealers will install a new sealed rear license plate lamp socket assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during July 2003. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-8000-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Dealers will replace the front driver and passenger side safety belt buckle. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during April 2003. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Owners will be provided with a supplement for their owner's manual. It describes and shows the location symbols for the child restraint anchors that are located in the vehicle. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during August 2003. Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-800-996-9463, Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537.
Summary Certain minivans, passenger cars, and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage System." The owner's manual does not explain the meaning of the location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system.
Summary Certain passenger vans have a condition in which water may enter and corrode the rear license plate lamp socket. If the lamp socket were to corrode, the rear license plate lamp may operate intermittently or not at all, and the left rear tail lamp may become inoperative. The temperature of the license plate lamp socket could increase to the point that it may begin to soften and melt. Eventually, the plastic could ignite and a fire could occur.
Summary Certain sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and passenger vans fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135, "Passenger Car Brake Systems." Some of these vehicles were produced with an out-of-specification brake hydro-boost housing relief valve bore. Consequently, the valve O-ring seal may fracture. Steering efforts may be slightly increased while braking or parking. Under certain driving conditions, a fractured seal may also require an increase in the applied brake pedal effort to achieve the same vehicle deceleration.
Summary On certain vans with a gross vehicle weight of less than 8,500 pounds, during a crash sufficient to deploy the safety belt pretensioner, the front safety belt buckles may not release after a crash, or may cause the buckle to unlatch in a crash, resulting in an increased risk of personal injury.
Summary Some of these vans were built without a wheel bearing assembly retaining nut, which could lead to a possible bearing separation. If this were to occur, the ABS system would be disabled. The driver would also notice a grinding noise, a decrease in the vehicle speed, and the steering will pull in the direction of the affected brake assembly. This could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture April 2002 - January 2003
Dates of Manufacture April - October 2002
Dates of Manufacture March 2000 - June 2003
Dates of Manufacture May - June 2003
Manufacturer Recall No. 02053
Manufacturer Recall No. 03007
Manufacturer Recall No. 03031
Manufacturer Recall No. 03039
Manufacturer Recall No. 04004
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V305
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V050
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V217
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V250
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 04V045
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,707,825
Potential Number of Units Affected 18,327
Potential Number of Units Affected 18,409
Potential Number of Units Affected 50,225
Potential Number of Units Affected 68,875
Remedy Dealers are to replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2004. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339; Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; GMC at 1-866-996-9463; or Hummer at 1-866-486-6376.
Remedy Dealers will inspect the wheel bearing assembly. If the inspection reveals a missing retaining nut, the wheel bearing assembly will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Nov. 13, 2002. Owners should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Dealers will install a new sealed rear license plate lamp socket assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during July 2003. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-8000-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Dealers will replace the front driver and passenger side safety belt buckle. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during April 2003. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Owners will be provided with a supplement for their owner's manual. It describes and shows the location symbols for the child restraint anchors that are located in the vehicle. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during August 2003. Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-800-996-9463, Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537.
Summary Certain minivans, passenger cars, and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage System." The owner's manual does not explain the meaning of the location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system.
Summary Certain passenger vans have a condition in which water may enter and corrode the rear license plate lamp socket. If the lamp socket were to corrode, the rear license plate lamp may operate intermittently or not at all, and the left rear tail lamp may become inoperative. The temperature of the license plate lamp socket could increase to the point that it may begin to soften and melt. Eventually, the plastic could ignite and a fire could occur.
Summary Certain sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and passenger vans fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135, "Passenger Car Brake Systems." Some of these vehicles were produced with an out-of-specification brake hydro-boost housing relief valve bore. Consequently, the valve O-ring seal may fracture. Steering efforts may be slightly increased while braking or parking. Under certain driving conditions, a fractured seal may also require an increase in the applied brake pedal effort to achieve the same vehicle deceleration.
Summary On certain vans with a gross vehicle weight of less than 8,500 pounds, during a crash sufficient to deploy the safety belt pretensioner, the front safety belt buckles may not release after a crash, or may cause the buckle to unlatch in a crash, resulting in an increased risk of personal injury.
Summary Some of these vans were built without a wheel bearing assembly retaining nut, which could lead to a possible bearing separation. If this were to occur, the ABS system would be disabled. The driver would also notice a grinding noise, a decrease in the vehicle speed, and the steering will pull in the direction of the affected brake assembly. This could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture April 2002 - January 2003
Dates of Manufacture April - October 2002
Dates of Manufacture March 2000 - June 2003
Dates of Manufacture May - June 2003
Manufacturer Recall No. 02053
Manufacturer Recall No. 03007
Manufacturer Recall No. 03031
Manufacturer Recall No. 03039
Manufacturer Recall No. 04004
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V305
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V050
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V217
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V250
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 04V045
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,707,825
Potential Number of Units Affected 18,327
Potential Number of Units Affected 18,409
Potential Number of Units Affected 50,225
Potential Number of Units Affected 68,875
Remedy Dealers are to replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2004. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339; Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; GMC at 1-866-996-9463; or Hummer at 1-866-486-6376.
Remedy Dealers will inspect the wheel bearing assembly. If the inspection reveals a missing retaining nut, the wheel bearing assembly will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Nov. 13, 2002. Owners should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Dealers will install a new sealed rear license plate lamp socket assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during July 2003. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-8000-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Dealers will replace the front driver and passenger side safety belt buckle. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during April 2003. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Owners will be provided with a supplement for their owner's manual. It describes and shows the location symbols for the child restraint anchors that are located in the vehicle. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during August 2003. Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-800-996-9463, Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537.
Summary Certain minivans, passenger cars, and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage System." The owner's manual does not explain the meaning of the location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system.
Summary Certain passenger vans have a condition in which water may enter and corrode the rear license plate lamp socket. If the lamp socket were to corrode, the rear license plate lamp may operate intermittently or not at all, and the left rear tail lamp may become inoperative. The temperature of the license plate lamp socket could increase to the point that it may begin to soften and melt. Eventually, the plastic could ignite and a fire could occur.
Summary Certain sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and passenger vans fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135, "Passenger Car Brake Systems." Some of these vehicles were produced with an out-of-specification brake hydro-boost housing relief valve bore. Consequently, the valve O-ring seal may fracture. Steering efforts may be slightly increased while braking or parking. Under certain driving conditions, a fractured seal may also require an increase in the applied brake pedal effort to achieve the same vehicle deceleration.
Summary On certain vans with a gross vehicle weight of less than 8,500 pounds, during a crash sufficient to deploy the safety belt pretensioner, the front safety belt buckles may not release after a crash, or may cause the buckle to unlatch in a crash, resulting in an increased risk of personal injury.
Summary Some of these vans were built without a wheel bearing assembly retaining nut, which could lead to a possible bearing separation. If this were to occur, the ABS system would be disabled. The driver would also notice a grinding noise, a decrease in the vehicle speed, and the steering will pull in the direction of the affected brake assembly. This could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture April 2002 - January 2003
Dates of Manufacture April - October 2002
Dates of Manufacture March 2000 - June 2003
Dates of Manufacture May - June 2003
Manufacturer Recall No. 02053
Manufacturer Recall No. 03007
Manufacturer Recall No. 03031
Manufacturer Recall No. 03039
Manufacturer Recall No. 04004
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V305
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V050
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V217
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V250
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 04V045
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,707,825
Potential Number of Units Affected 18,327
Potential Number of Units Affected 18,409
Potential Number of Units Affected 50,225
Potential Number of Units Affected 68,875
Remedy Dealers are to replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2004. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339; Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; GMC at 1-866-996-9463; or Hummer at 1-866-486-6376.
Remedy Dealers will inspect the wheel bearing assembly. If the inspection reveals a missing retaining nut, the wheel bearing assembly will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Nov. 13, 2002. Owners should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Dealers will install a new sealed rear license plate lamp socket assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during July 2003. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-8000-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Dealers will replace the front driver and passenger side safety belt buckle. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during April 2003. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Owners will be provided with a supplement for their owner's manual. It describes and shows the location symbols for the child restraint anchors that are located in the vehicle. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during August 2003. Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-800-996-9463, Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537.
Summary Certain minivans, passenger cars, and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage System." The owner's manual does not explain the meaning of the location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system.
Summary Certain passenger vans have a condition in which water may enter and corrode the rear license plate lamp socket. If the lamp socket were to corrode, the rear license plate lamp may operate intermittently or not at all, and the left rear tail lamp may become inoperative. The temperature of the license plate lamp socket could increase to the point that it may begin to soften and melt. Eventually, the plastic could ignite and a fire could occur.
Summary Certain sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and passenger vans fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135, "Passenger Car Brake Systems." Some of these vehicles were produced with an out-of-specification brake hydro-boost housing relief valve bore. Consequently, the valve O-ring seal may fracture. Steering efforts may be slightly increased while braking or parking. Under certain driving conditions, a fractured seal may also require an increase in the applied brake pedal effort to achieve the same vehicle deceleration.
Summary On certain vans with a gross vehicle weight of less than 8,500 pounds, during a crash sufficient to deploy the safety belt pretensioner, the front safety belt buckles may not release after a crash, or may cause the buckle to unlatch in a crash, resulting in an increased risk of personal injury.
Summary Some of these vans were built without a wheel bearing assembly retaining nut, which could lead to a possible bearing separation. If this were to occur, the ABS system would be disabled. The driver would also notice a grinding noise, a decrease in the vehicle speed, and the steering will pull in the direction of the affected brake assembly. This could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture April 2002 - January 2003
Dates of Manufacture April - October 2002
Dates of Manufacture March 2000 - June 2003
Dates of Manufacture May - June 2003
Manufacturer Recall No. 02053
Manufacturer Recall No. 03007
Manufacturer Recall No. 03031
Manufacturer Recall No. 03039
Manufacturer Recall No. 04004
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V305
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V050
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V217
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V250
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 04V045
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,707,825
Potential Number of Units Affected 18,327
Potential Number of Units Affected 18,409
Potential Number of Units Affected 50,225
Potential Number of Units Affected 68,875
Remedy Dealers are to replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2004. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339; Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; GMC at 1-866-996-9463; or Hummer at 1-866-486-6376.
Remedy Dealers will inspect the wheel bearing assembly. If the inspection reveals a missing retaining nut, the wheel bearing assembly will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Nov. 13, 2002. Owners should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Dealers will install a new sealed rear license plate lamp socket assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during July 2003. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-8000-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Dealers will replace the front driver and passenger side safety belt buckle. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during April 2003. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Owners will be provided with a supplement for their owner's manual. It describes and shows the location symbols for the child restraint anchors that are located in the vehicle. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during August 2003. Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-800-996-9463, Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537.
Summary Certain minivans, passenger cars, and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage System." The owner's manual does not explain the meaning of the location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system.
Summary Certain passenger vans have a condition in which water may enter and corrode the rear license plate lamp socket. If the lamp socket were to corrode, the rear license plate lamp may operate intermittently or not at all, and the left rear tail lamp may become inoperative. The temperature of the license plate lamp socket could increase to the point that it may begin to soften and melt. Eventually, the plastic could ignite and a fire could occur.
Summary Certain sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and passenger vans fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135, "Passenger Car Brake Systems." Some of these vehicles were produced with an out-of-specification brake hydro-boost housing relief valve bore. Consequently, the valve O-ring seal may fracture. Steering efforts may be slightly increased while braking or parking. Under certain driving conditions, a fractured seal may also require an increase in the applied brake pedal effort to achieve the same vehicle deceleration.
Summary On certain vans with a gross vehicle weight of less than 8,500 pounds, during a crash sufficient to deploy the safety belt pretensioner, the front safety belt buckles may not release after a crash, or may cause the buckle to unlatch in a crash, resulting in an increased risk of personal injury.
Summary Some of these vans were built without a wheel bearing assembly retaining nut, which could lead to a possible bearing separation. If this were to occur, the ABS system would be disabled. The driver would also notice a grinding noise, a decrease in the vehicle speed, and the steering will pull in the direction of the affected brake assembly. This could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Dates of Manufacture April 2002 - January 2003
Dates of Manufacture April - October 2002
Dates of Manufacture March 2000 - June 2003
Dates of Manufacture May - June 2003
Manufacturer Recall No. 02053
Manufacturer Recall No. 03007
Manufacturer Recall No. 03031
Manufacturer Recall No. 03039
Manufacturer Recall No. 04004
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 02V305
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V050
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V217
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V250
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 04V045
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,707,825
Potential Number of Units Affected 18,327
Potential Number of Units Affected 18,409
Potential Number of Units Affected 50,225
Potential Number of Units Affected 68,875
Remedy Dealers are to replace the hydro-boost relief valve. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the second quarter of 2004. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339; Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; GMC at 1-866-996-9463; or Hummer at 1-866-486-6376.
Remedy Dealers will inspect the wheel bearing assembly. If the inspection reveals a missing retaining nut, the wheel bearing assembly will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Nov. 13, 2002. Owners should contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Dealers will install a new sealed rear license plate lamp socket assembly. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during July 2003. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-8000-222-1020 or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Dealers will replace the front driver and passenger side safety belt buckle. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during April 2003. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC at 1-800-462-8782.
Remedy Owners will be provided with a supplement for their owner's manual. It describes and shows the location symbols for the child restraint anchors that are located in the vehicle. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during August 2003. Owners may contact Buick at 1-866-608-8080, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-800-996-9463, Pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, or Oldsmobile at 1-800-630-6537.
Summary Certain minivans, passenger cars, and sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 225, "Child Restraint Anchorage System." The owner's manual does not explain the meaning of the location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system.
Summary Certain passenger vans have a condition in which water may enter and corrode the rear license plate lamp socket. If the lamp socket were to corrode, the rear license plate lamp may operate intermittently or not at all, and the left rear tail lamp may become inoperative. The temperature of the license plate lamp socket could increase to the point that it may begin to soften and melt. Eventually, the plastic could ignite and a fire could occur.
Summary Certain sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and passenger vans fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 135, "Passenger Car Brake Systems." Some of these vehicles were produced with an out-of-specification brake hydro-boost housing relief valve bore. Consequently, the valve O-ring seal may fracture. Steering efforts may be slightly increased while braking or parking. Under certain driving conditions, a fractured seal may also require an increase in the applied brake pedal effort to achieve the same vehicle deceleration.
Summary On certain vans with a gross vehicle weight of less than 8,500 pounds, during a crash sufficient to deploy the safety belt pretensioner, the front safety belt buckles may not release after a crash, or may cause the buckle to unlatch in a crash, resulting in an increased risk of personal injury.
Summary Some of these vans were built without a wheel bearing assembly retaining nut, which could lead to a possible bearing separation. If this were to occur, the ABS system would be disabled. The driver would also notice a grinding noise, a decrease in the vehicle speed, and the steering will pull in the direction of the affected brake assembly. This could result in a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.

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