Chevrolet Pickup Truck

Chevrolet Pickup Truck 1993 model

Chevrolet Pickup Truck 1993 investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
EA94038GENERAL MOTORS CORP.10/31/199402/28/2000ABS BRAKING SYSTEM99V193000
 Consumers have alleged that the vehicles brakes intermittently fail
EA94038GENERAL MOTORS CORP.10/31/199402/28/2000ABS BRAKING SYSTEM99I006000
 Consumers have alleged that the vehicles brakes intermittently fail
PE94046GENERAL MOTORS CORP.06/17/199410/31/1994ABS BRAKING SYSTEM FAILS
 There is no summary currently available
STRUCTURE
PE96039GENERAL MOTORS CORP.05/17/199609/30/1996CRACKING/FRACTURE OF CHASSIS FRAME RAILS
 Cracks in the left and right frame rails have been observed aft of the passenger cab and forward or the rear wheels on the subject vehicles.
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - LINKAGES
PE94012GENERAL MOTORS CORP.02/07/199403/28/1994CNG FUEL TANK FAILURE94V044001
 There is no summary currently available
PE94012GENERAL MOTORS CORP.02/07/199403/28/1994CNG FUEL TANK FAILURE94V044000
 There is no summary currently available

Chevrolet Pickup Truck 1993 Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
3
 Generator fell off, causing loss of power steering and power brakes which could result in a accident.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
 Headlight switch and tail lights malfunctioned, causing a short circuit to occur, cause unknown. please give any further details.*ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE - BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS
09/03/2001109/01/1993
 Serpentine belt kept running off pulleys as a result of rubber buildup in the pulley grooves. loss of belt results in degradation of braking ability and steering control. safety latch on hood failed to prevent hood opening on highway. will fax full report to clarify dangers.*ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL - GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)
03/17/19971
 Egr valve failed, causing engine idle/ surges at low speeds.
EXTERIOR LIGHTING - HEADLIGHTS - SWITCH
 Headlight switch and tail lights malfunctioned, causing a short circuit to occur, cause unknown. please give any further details.*ak
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES - HOOD - LATCH
09/03/2001109/01/1993
 Serpentine belt kept running off pulleys as a result of rubber buildup in the pulley grooves. loss of belt results in degradation of braking ability and steering control. safety latch on hood failed to prevent hood opening on highway. will fax full report to clarify dangers.*ak
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
2
 When traveling consumer noticed a loud noise coming from the front end, consumer has contacted the dealer, dealer stated transmission needed replacing. also, transmission has been replaced on two other ocassions. please provide any further details. *ak
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - DRIVESHAFT
1
 The tube of the drive shaft cracked. yh
POWER TRAIN - DRIVELINE - UNIVERSAL JOINT
01/04/1997110/12/1992
 Front universal joint defective.
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
1
 Transmission failed.
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION - COLUMN SHIFT ASSEMBLY
01/04/1997110/12/1992
 Transmission gears 1 and 2 defective.
SEATS
2
 Seat bolts broke off prior to/after recall repairs (94c-062).
 Dealer replaced seat bolts as per recall number 94c62. two of the replaced bolts have broken off and dealer says they are not covered after 12 months or 12,000 miles.
06/12/1995
 Failure on the passenger side seat frame, the passenger side seat frame is broken, causing the seat to move forward when driving.*ak
SEATS - FRONT ASSEMBLY - RECLINER
01/04/2004800004
 After accelerating from a stop driver's seat reclined backwards, causing a distraction to the consumer's view. the dealerships mechanic was notified, but did not resolve the problem.*ak *mr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
09/03/2001109/01/1993
 Serpentine belt kept running off pulleys as a result of rubber buildup in the pulley grooves. loss of belt results in degradation of braking ability and steering control. safety latch on hood failed to prevent hood opening on highway. will fax full report to clarify dangers.*ak
SUSPENSION - REAR
09/12/2000
 Vehicle was hit while driver was pulling into driveway. was hit from rear end at about 60-65 mph. contacted insurance company, and insurance company was not willing to help consumer out. *ak
TIRES
07/15/2000
 Cooper tires giving consumer a problem . *ak
12/22/2000
 Tire blowout. *ak
06/29/1999104/01/1999
 Low tire after shopping, aired up 50 psi to drive home. as airing up the tire started to seperate/split down the center of tire around its' diameter. quickly released air and changed tire. tire wear was at the wear tread, should have been replaced sooner. these were on the vehicle at time of purchase with approximately 68,000 miles on vehicle. (dot number: vn11 bab tiresize: lt24575r16)
12/20/1997111/01/1993
 The firestone tires were installed on our pickup at around 15,000 miles on the pickup itself, at 28,246 miles we went to have the tires rotated and rebalanced and the right front tire that came of would not balance. they took it apart and discovered the inner liner of the tire was completely coming apart and turning into powder. firestone said it had been ran at low presure and that was the cause of the inner liner coming apart, and that it was not adjustable . the tires were never ran low and were checked along with the vehicle when it was serviced every 2,000 miles. i still have the tire and the rest from the same matched set, i removed them all at the same time as the problem was discovered! the tire can be mounted and inflated and will not loose pressure, with out any distortion, or any signs of a potental problem. if it wasn't for the pile of rubber from the inner liner inside the tire that kept shifting around throwing the tire balance mathine off it would have never caught. or until the air inside escaped into the cord body causeing the caseing to seperate.it is clearly a manufacturing defect and because the rest of that set was from the same production run, we do not believe firestones explanation and did not feel safe with the rest of that set. thank you for listening, and thinking of our safety. rick s. & amy s. cole. *ak( dot number: vdw8axc134 tire size: 265/75/r16 )
TIRES - SIDEWALL
05/15/2001306/01/1995
 I purchased the tires in february of 2001, about two weeks after i bought them, i went over a small curb in the snow. both front tires blew out at the sidewalls. i e-mailed goodyear and told them of my problem.they responded by replacing tires and charging me for the labor. may 15, 2001, i was driving down the highway at about 55-60 mph. when my front right tire blew out at the inside sidewall forcing the truck to pull hard to the right and off the road. my right shoulder was injured due to this incident. i feel that these tires have a potentially deadly defect and i would like some kind of investigation. thank you for your time. richard jeffords. *ak (tiresize: 225 75 r16)( dot number: tire size: 225 75 r16 )
TIRES - TREAD/BELT
05/26/200109/01/1993
 Tread separation. the first (2/8/2001) one was at approximately 34,000 miles of use (89,000 miles on the vehicle) and was noticed (severe vibration) prior to actual tire failure and complete separation. the most recent failure was at 39,000 miles of use. *ak (dot number: 78a3pua457 tiresize: 245/75r16)
04/15/2000108/01/1993
 R-rear tire tread peeled/separated almost caused serious accident. *ak( dot number: d689q tire size: lt26575r16 )
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
08/10/1999606/14/1993
 While driving with cruise control engage, all of a sudden the accelerator engaged for no reason, consumemer was unable ti control vehicle and its speeds, consumer turned the key off which eliminated the power brakes and the accelerator was finally released, consumer has experienced this problem over six times and the dealer keeps informing him that the problem can not be duplicated.*jb
06/24/2001706/01/1993
 The vehicle will at any but it has happend 7 times prior to 06/24/01 it occured four times that day. when getting up to highway speed , something takes over the accelerator and the only way it can be stopped is turn the key and put truck in neutral. with the key off you lose braking. i have had it in for repair four times in the last two months. i have called chev customer service no one can help me. this truck has been doing this since new harrell chev went out of business i did have it on record i think. i carried it to the buick/chev dealer no help. this problem cannot be duplicated they tell me. it cant be in the garage it happens on the highway. the tach will go to 4 and 5 and do this until what ever causes the the accelerator releasesthis is dangerous situation and i need it repaired all that they have done is squirt oil one the acc line this the extent of repair done. *ak
06/05/199906/01/1993
 This vehicle has a intermittent problem with the engine throttle, the engine suddenly races while driving down the road or starting out. it is very dangerous to drive since you never know when it will take off on you. i have already spent enough money on this truck including a $1000.00 clutch repair which surprisingly surfaced after the warrenty period (43k). i can't afford to fix any more of chevies problems so i am hoping you could help me by doing what-ever you can in resolving this issue. i continue to drive the vehicle but beleive it has a serious safety issue concerning the sudden engine throttle racing. i have to push the clutch and then release to stop the racing. thank you for time in this matter. *ak
VISIBILITY - POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
05/02/1999
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
04/18/2003
 The consumers vehicle experienced the same problem stated in a recall for the wipers. the dealer would not repair the vehicle because the vin number was not included in the recall. *nlm
12/08/2000104/01/1993
 Wipers malfunctioned-could not shut off or wipers were uncontrollable-replaced circuit board-dealer parts salesman stated failed part was a common problem-dealer parts salesman admitted that they sold over 80 wiper circuit boards that month-dealer parts salesman also admitted that they sell many of these circuit boards during the rainy seasons due to failure of these circuit boards-this can cause accidents here in the northwest since it rains often-nhtsa must issue a recall-please investigate. *ak
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER - MOTOR
01/01/20031
 Winshield wipers faulty. they will work and than stop working and than work again. i was adviced from gm that the years 1994-1997 have been recalled but not the 1993 year. i talked to a manager named jack cunningham at 866 942 4368 x 48470, on 082903 and he adviced me that under the special policy if my vehicle was having the same problems as the recall gm would honor the recall to have this vehicle fixed. the gm dealer ed bozarth, needed to talk to jack to make sure the repairs would be fixed, but as of today jack has not returned a call to them or myself. i called the gm customer service 800 line and they adviced me that this vehicle is not covered under the recall. i adviced them that i talked to jack and they said they would transfer me back to his audix. this is a safety issue and the 1993 needs to be recalled along with the 1994-1997 recall now in place. thank you. *ak

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