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GM Reminding Truck Owners of Tailgate Cable Recall

Existing Cables Could Corrode, Causing Tailgate to Drop Off


12-02-04 General Motors has sent owners of 4.1 million trucks a reminder to take take part in a safety recall involving tailgate cables. On some of those trucks, the galvanized steel tailgate support cables may corrode, weaken, and eventually break.

Letters went out to owners in March and October, and will continue to go out every other month until repairs are complete.

The recall involves some:

  • 2000 Chevrolet CK
  • 2000-2004 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks
  • 2002-2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT
  • 2002-2004 Chevrolet Avalanche trucks

Your GM dealer will replace the original cables with stainless steel versions at no cost to you.

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