Owner complaints have triggered an evaluation of brake line corrosion problems in about 6-million GM trucks and SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking for brake failure trends among six million vehicles from model years 1999-2003. Pickups affected are the Chevy Avalanche and Silverado, GMC Sierra and some of the automaker's heavy duty trucks. SUVs on the list are the Chevy Suburban, GMC Tahoe and GMC Yukon. About 100 owners have reported failure of corroded brake lines, resulting in either lengthy stopping distances or crashes.
Still waiting for NHTSA to issue a recall on my Suburban. Is it going to happen soon?
a recall is a recall maybe GM would get less recalls if they ever pay 10 billion GM cheated the taxpayers. A recall costs big bucks no matter what. In 3 month GM will have a major loss due to GM THE RECALL CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. GM CARS AND TRUCKS. All day long All night long until paid posters tell the real truth. Then i post no more because everyone will tell the truth.
Wow, brake lines in 11-15 year old trucks are corroding. Who would have guessed?? But why stop at 1999 models? I'm sure if they examined trucks from the 1970's and 1980's, they would find rampant corrosion on those models too. And I wouldn't be surprised if the corrosion has spread to other parts further impacting safety. GM needs to fix all these vehicles for FREE. There should be an implicit LIFETIME GUARANTEE for all parts which could impact safety. Everything should be fixed for free because "it's the right thing to do!".
At what point are people responsible for maintenance on their own vehicles- 10 years, 20 years?? Here's a concept- after the warranty period expires, owners are responsible for repairing their vehicles. Why does everybody keep expecting to get their vehicles repaired for free?