Chevrolet Express 2003 - Steering



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Chevrolet Express 2003 recalls
CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
STEERING - LINKAGES
02V330000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 10/14/2002 to 10/25/2002V (Vehicle)415812/10/2002MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.12/12/200212/19/2002
Defect SummaryOn certain vans with an 8,500 lb. or 8,600 lb. gross vehicle weight rating, the nut attaching the pitman arm to the steering linkage may not be tightened adequately resulting in a possible separation.
Consequence SummaryA separation could result in loss of vehicle control, and a crash could occur with prior warning.
Corrective SummaryDealers will tighten the pitman arm nut to the proper specification. if the nut is missing, the dealer will install a new nut and tighten it correctly. owner notification began december 10, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and 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.
NotesGm recall no. 02063.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
STEERING - LINKAGES - TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
02V326000GENERAL MOTORS CORP.from 04/01/2002 to 10/31/2002V (Vehicle)1864811/27/2002MFRGENERAL MOTORS CORP.12/02/200212/19/2002
Defect SummaryOn certain vans, the right-hand tie rod end nut may not be tightened adequately. the nut can loosen resulting in separation of the tie rod from the steering knuckle.
Consequence SummarySeparation of a tie rod can cause unexpected vehicle steering in some maneuvers and could cause a crash without prior warning.
Corrective SummaryDealers will tighten the tie rod end nut and, if necessary, replace the tie rod end. owner notification began november 27, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and 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.
NotesCgm recall no. 02058. ustomers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration
Chevrolet Express 2003 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
STEERING
SB-10-02-33-00106/01/201010036545Buick/cadillac/chevrolet/gmc/oldsmobile and hummer: information on pitman arm shaft seal service kit. do not replace entire steering gear for pitman seal leak. technicians have been replacing entire steering gears due to not being able to2011-03-28
0710305/01/200710022537Steering idler arm attaching bracket fracture. *kb2007-08-20
0310200503/10/200510014845Steering gear whistle noise on turns. *eh2005-05-10
0189701/01/200410006428Lack of steering assist or shudder during parking lot type maneuvers. *mr2004-05-03
03023500612/01/200410005165Revised steering wheel replacement procedure. *tt2004-02-10
03023200309/01/200310004295Steering noise when turning left. *tt2003-12-01
0132511/18/200310004236Steering squawk noise on left hand turns. *tt2003-11-24
0206312/04/200210002593General motors has decided that a defect that relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain vehicles with an 8500 or greater gvw rating. on some of these vehicles the nut attaching the pitman arm to the steering linkage may not be torq2003-09-08
STEERING - ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
0186301/01/200410006616Lack of steering assist when stopped or during parking lot type maneuvers. *mr2004-05-07
STEERING - GEAR BOX - SHAFT PITMAN
SB-10-02-33-00106/01/201010036545Buick/cadillac/chevrolet/gmc/oldsmobile and hummer: information on pitman arm shaft seal service kit. do not replace entire steering gear for pitman seal leak. technicians have been replacing entire steering gears due to not being able to2011-03-28
STEERING - HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST - POWER STEERING FLUID
00823A01/01/200410007973Power steering fluid leaking at hydraulic brake booster. *tt2004-07-19
STEERING - LINKAGES - ARM - IDLER AND ATTACHMENT
34993499A10014899Steering idler arm inspection procedure. *tt2005-05-11
STEERING - LINKAGES - TIE ROD ASSEMBLY
0205811/22/200210000469Tie rod end nut under-torqued. *tt2003-02-27
Chevrolet Express 2003 investigations
NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
STEERING - HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
EA04012GENERAL MOTORS CORP.04/30/200402/28/2005HYDRAULIC PUMP FAILRES05V005000
 Gm is conducting a recall on all subject vehicles build between may 1999 and october 14, 1999.significant changes were incorporated into production in early october 1999, and vehicles built after that date have lower warranty failure rates.the complaint and warranty data appear to support the effectiveness of these changes. gm made additional changes in november 1999, february 2000, may 2001, and february 2004.odi will continue to monitor this problem and will take further action, if warranted, in the future.for further technical details see the attached engineering analysis report.
Chevrolet Express 2003 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
STEERING
03/06/20030103/01/2003
 The rack and pinion unit has lots of play in the center. (approx 50k) the transmission slips in reverse from day one. the gas pedal shift from left to right about 3 inches. (approx 40k) this van has about 50 repairs under warranty. this van is used by my wife and 4 kids. *nm
STEERING - LINKAGES - ARM - IDLER AND ATTACHMENT
01/31/2005108/20/2003
 Front wheels off the ground, steering wheel centered, held firmly in place, there is no play, looseness in steering system. wheels turned 10-15', either direction there is approxmately 1 of play between wheels and steering wheel. condition is the same by moveing either front wheels. both wheels react to each other but not to the steering wheel. there seems to be a design defeciently in steering linkage or turbo-boost pump.another 2003 2500chev van, 28000 miles has the same problem, mine has 13,338 miles 2003.*ak
STEERING - RACK AND PINION
03/06/20030103/01/2003
 The rack and pinion unit has lots of play in the center. (approx 50k) the transmission slips in reverse from day one. the gas pedal shift from left to right about 3 inches. (approx 40k) this van has about 50 repairs under warranty. this van is used by my wife and 4 kids. *nm