Recalls for the 2003 Chevy Silverado include reduced light from headlights, separation of wheels from hubs and caps, improperly installed trailer lights and insufficient lighting on side mirrors. As with other car recalls, some Silverado models in the recall category have these problems while others do not. However, all owners with cars on the NHSTA safety recall list should bring their cars to an authorized dealership for inspection, notes cars.com.
In some 2003 Chevrolet Silverados, front headlights may be lacking a special amber-colored reflective strip, which illuminates mirrors and provides sufficient depth perception. Without this strip, drivers may face reduced visibility and inaccurate measurements of distances, which in turn may cause a crash.
Vans and trucks in this model year can also have problems with the wheels, hubs and bearings. A retention nut that fuses the hub bearing and wheel can unexpectedly come loose, causing separation of the wheel and bearing. Fortunately, drivers will receive an indication from an ABS warning light or loud noise, which is a sign of this problem.
Trucks with trailers may face problems with electrical systems. In some instances, trailer lights come incorrectly harnessed from the factory. This improper lighting reduces visibility and may cause an accident.
Since recalls can pose a safety risk or necessitate repairs, owners should bring their cars to dealerships for inspection upon receiving notification of a recall. They can contact GM or the NHSTA for additional information and guidance.