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2003 Recall--Possible Battery Drain Issue

This is a discussion on 2003 Recall--Possible Battery Drain Issue within the Technical / Maintenance forums, part of the General Discussion category; Recall ID: 02066 Recall Description: BATTERY DRAIN involved vehicles are certain: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban; 2003 GMC Sierra, Yukon, ...

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    2003 Recall--Possible Battery Drain Issue


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    Recall ID: 02066

    Recall Description: BATTERY DRAIN

    involved vehicles are certain:
    2003 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban; 2003 GMC Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL; 2003 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT, Escalade ESV
    Equipped with Quadrasteer (NYS), Autoride (Z55), or Vehicle Stability Enhancement/StabiliTrak (JL4)

    December, 2002
    Dear General Motors Customer:

    We want your experience owning your 2003 model year Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, and Suburban; 2003 model year GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL; and 2003 model year Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT, and Escalade ESV vehicles equipped with Quadrasteer, Autoride, or Vehicle Stability Enhancement/StabiliTrack to be better than any other you've had ... which is why we're writing.

    We have learned that your 2003 model year Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, and Suburban; 2003 model year GMC Sierra, Yukon, and Yukon XL; and 2003 model year Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT, and Escalade ESV vehicle may have the potential of exhibiting a battery drain condition. An anomaly in the operation of the steering wheel position sensor may keep the Body Control Module (BCM) from shutting down when the key is in the OFF position. The resultant 3.5 amp draw/load on the battery could possible discharge the battery to the point where the battery will not have sufficient amperage to start the vehicle.

    What We Have Done
    We've sent a new BCM calibration to your dealer so that your vehicle can be reprogrammed to ensure that the BCM shuts down when you turn the vehicle off. This service will be performed for you at no charge.

    What You Should Do
    We recommend that you contact your dealer to arrange a service date. If you have experienced this condition in the past and your battery was recharged or replaced, your vehicle will still need to be reprogrammed.

    here are the VIN breakpoints to determine if your vehicle is possibly involved (contact your dealer or the customer assistance certain to determine for sure):

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado
    Plant: Flint
    From: 3F100014
    Through: 3F165707

    Plant: Oshawa
    From: 31100001
    Through: 31235800

    2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Plant: Arlington
    From: 3R100009
    Through: 3R181251

    Plant: Janesville
    From: 3J100001
    Through: 3J179899

    2003 Chevrolet Suburban
    Plant: Arlington
    From: 3R100009
    Thtough: 3R181251

    Plant: Janesville
    From: 3J100001
    Through: 3J183738

    Plant: Silao
    From: 3G100034
    Through: 3G183738

    2003 GMC Sierra
    Plant: Flint
    From: 3F100004
    Through: 3F165315

    Plant: Oshawa
    From: 31100004
    Through: 31235792

    2003 GMC Yukon
    Plant: Arlington
    From: 3R100003
    Through: 3R181273

    Plant: Janesville
    From: 3J100003
    Through: 3J179886

    2003 GMC Yukon XL
    Plant: Arlington
    From: 3R100005
    Through: 3R181273

    Plant: Janesville
    From: 3J100003
    Through: 3J179886

    Plant: Silao
    From: 3G100020
    Through: 3G183779

    2003 Cadillac Escalade
    Plant: Arlington
    From: 3R100001
    Through: 3R181357

    2003 Cadillac Escalade EXT
    Plant: Arlington
    From: 3G100002
    Through: 3G183821

    2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV
    Plant: Arlington
    From: 3G100002
    Through: 3G183821

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    Hey TxDoc, this isn't related to the recall, but I was just looking at your truck and noticed you had the GMC mud flaps. I would highly recommend removing these and ensuring they are not coming in contact with the paint (and thus removing it).

    I had these as a *STOCK* accessory on my '01 C3. After having left them on for about 10k miles, I decided to take them off and found they had done very noticable damage to the paint. Someone else here experienced the same thing with these mudflaps.

    By the way, that's a nice looking truck!

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    Thanks for the heads up, endo. I had them installed and will check on this. Did you completely leave them off or modify something? I really like them as my last truck did not and it keeps the paint and nerf bars really clean and free of those little bits of tar, etc.

    btw- how did you get the nick of "endo"?

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    this looks just like the one i posted almost a month ago:
    http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forum/s...ht=recall+2003

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    It IS Schism!

    I did not realize that. Sorry. You posted that about 2-3 days before the GMC owner's site had it and about a week before my dealer, and about a week before I got my letter! I cut and pasted it, and did not remember. The sites where I added it also included a thanks to you.

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    Originally posted by TxDoc
    Thanks for the heads up, endo. I had them installed and will check on this. Did you completely leave them off or modify something? I really like them as my last truck did not and it keeps the paint and nerf bars really clean and free of those little bits of tar, etc.

    btw- how did you get the nick of "endo"?
    I took them off because I decided I wanted a "cleaner" look. They are a nice feature, as they certainly do work quite well though. I'm guessing that what happened to mine was that fine road debris got between the mud flap and sheetmetal and gradually wore down the paint. Mine did not have any type of a "soft" padding on the back, the hard plastic was directly against the sheetmetal.

    "endo" is the alias I've been using on the net since '95. I do a lot of mountain biking, so it's not uncommon for me to take a trip over the bars

 

 

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