I read this in todays Newspaper: GM is recalling 4 million pick-ups worldwide. Models are the 00-04 chevy silverado, GMC Siera's built between Oct 99 and Oct. 03. Also a limited amout of Escalades and Avalanches are included. The reason for the recall is the cable that holds the tailgate in place when the tailgate is open can corrode or fracture. There has been 134 minor injuries. If you have one of these vehicles, You will recieve notification in phases. In the meantime. Do not put a direct load on the tailgate. They will replace the cables w/ stailess steel cables.