3-10-06 - General Motors is recalling about 900,000 pickup trucks worldwide because of tailgate cables that can corrode and break when loads are placed on them.
The world's largest automaker says the recall involves 1999 and 2000 models of the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks. GM says the problem involves the galvanized, braided-steel support cables that keep the tailgates in place. They can corrode or fracture over time because of moisture seeping through cracks in the plastic sheathing of the cable or entering between the cable's metal strands.
There have been 84 injuries, most of them minor scrapes and
bumps, but no crashes or deaths linked to the problem.