Do Recalls Expire?

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    Do Recalls Expire?

    I purchased a pre-owned 2003 Chevrolet S10 a few weeks ago. When I purchased the pick up, one of the tailgate cables was broken. In my search for a replacement, I came across numerous internet "hits" about a GM recall on the tailgate cables. It appears that notices were sent to owners in 2006. Would I be able to have the broken tailgate cable covered or is it too late?
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    Re: Do Recalls Expire?

    Yes recalls do expire...you might be able to fanagle it out of the dealer to replace them. I think that one's expired though.
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    Re: Do Recalls Expire?

    Tailgate cable is so cheap it would probably cost more in gas to drive to the dealer than to just get a new pair...

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    Re: Do Recalls Expire?

    Ya dude, just go talk to the dealer. It can't hurt to talk to them. I for one am almost positive that recalls do not expire. It was a recall for a reason.

    I'm a dealer technician and most of the vehicle that come in for service are late model but sometimes an older one will come in that never had a certain recall done and I'll have to complete it. I've done some recalls that were around 10 years old. I've seen other technicians who happened to get some older vehicles than that with open recalls and they still had to do them. So really I've seen us do recalls that were 15-20 years old.

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    Re: Do Recalls Expire?

    If the government forces the recall, I don't think so.

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    Re: Do Recalls Expire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smaart Aas Saabr View Post
    Tailgate cable is so cheap it would probably cost more in gas to drive to the dealer than to just get a new pair...
    Yeah, I know. I found a pair for $25. But, if I can have the dealership replace them for me, then why not?
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    Re: Do Recalls Expire?

    Quote Originally Posted by BRMike View Post
    Yeah, I know. I found a pair for $25. But, if I can have the dealership replace them for me, then why not?
    Because it will cost you a couple of hours of your time... might as well give their service dept a ring on the telephone and if they say yes get an appointment...

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    Re: Do Recalls Expire?

    I bought a 94 Grand Cherokee in 05 that had an open recall that the dealer was happy to service.
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    Re: Do Recalls Expire?

    Yeah, they expire. The column lock recall for 5th gen Corvettes expired not to long ago I think. I believe sometime in 2004 the recall for bubbly roof paint on F-bodies expired too.
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    Re: Do Recalls Expire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Firebird00 View Post
    Yeah, they expire. The column lock recall for 5th gen Corvettes expired not to long ago I think. I believe sometime in 2004 the recall for bubbly roof paint on F-bodies expired too.
    The bubbly roof was more of a TSB, I believe. If it has to do with safety, it's not going to expire.
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