1997-1998 CHEVROLET S10 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM

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1997-1998 CHEVROLET S10 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM (Change Vehicle)

The following VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM recall/defect on 1997-1998 CHEVROLET S10 vehicles was reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety administration on 1998-08-04. For more information contact the National Highway Traffic Safety administration or the US Department of Transportation. See recall summary below.


Build Years/Makes/Models: 1997 - 1998 CHEVROLET S10
UNits affected: 354
Recall Number: 98V177000
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: LIGHT DUTY PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRIC DRIVE. RAPID FOGGING OF THE INTERIOR GLASS CAN OCCUR WITHIN TWO MINUTES AFTER THE HEAT IS TURNED ON IF (1) THE OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE IS BETWEEN 35 AND 76 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT AND (2) WATER HAS COLLECTED ON THE HEAT EXCHANGER DURING PREVIOUS OPERATION OF THE AIR CONDITIONING.
Consequence: IF RAPID FOGGING WERE TO OCCUR DURING DRIVING, IT COULD OBSTRUCT THE DRIVER'S VISION INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy: OWNERS ARE BEING PROVIDED WITH A CAUTION LABEL AND SUPPLEMENTAL INSERT FOR THEIR OWNER'S MANUAL ADVISING THEM TO FOLLOW A "STOP AND WAIT" PROCEDURE TO HELP AVOID WINDOW FOGGING WHILE DRIVING.
Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DURING AUGUST 1998.OWNERS WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE CAUTION LABEL WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-222-1020.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
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