CHEVROLET K15 1989: TRAILER HITCHES

Make : CHEVROLET Model : K15 Year : 1989
Build Dates : 1988-08-01 - 1988-11-01
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 89V078000
Date Owner's Notified: 1989-06-20 Date Received by ODI: 1989-05-15 Date Added to Database: 1989-06-09
Manufacturers Involved: General Motors LLC
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number:
Component: TRAILER HITCHES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 5863
Summary:
      THERE MAY BE BELOW SPECIFIED TORQUE ON THE TRAILER HITCH ATTACHING FASTENERS, ALLOWING THE TRAILER HITCH TO MOVE UNDER TOWING LOADS.
Consequence:
      FASTENERS COULD FAIL; IF THIS OCCURS WHILE TRAILERIS BEING PULLED, HITCH AND TRAILER COULD SEPARATE AND A VEHICLE CRASH COULDOCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
Remedy:
      CORRECT TORQUE IN TRAILER HITCH FASTENERS TO PREVENT TRAILER SEPARATION.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      SYSTEM: TRAILER HITCH FASTENERS.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: EXTENDED CAB TRUCKS WITH OPTIONAL TRAILER HITCH 'VR4'.