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Recall Alert: 2011 GM Trucks, SUVs

GM Recalls 2011 Model Year Trucks, SUVs

By Liz Opsitnik
Jul 05, 2011

2011 Chevrolet Colorado

General Motors is recalling about 7,500 trucks and SUVs from the 2011 model year in two separate recalls. The first involves 6,768 model year 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks due to a possible defect in the transmission shift lever, Inside Line reports. The shift lever could be placed in park, for example, but the truck may not actually be in park, even if the driver removes the key from the ignition. If this happens, the truck could roll away and “the driver may not be able to restart the vehicle” to stop it from rolling, which could cause the vehicle to hit a person or car without warning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

2011 GMC Canyon

The Detroit News says that the defective transmission adjustment clip is due to “a faulty part produced in China.” The newspaper says that no crashes have been reported and the “problem was discovered when a vehicle at a GM assembly plant wouldn't start.”

Affected Colorado and Canyon trucks have a 2.9- or 3.7-liter engine and a four-speed automatic transmission. GM will replace the automatic transmission adjustment clip for free. NHTSA says the recall will start July 19. Affected owners can contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and GMC at 1-866-996-9463 or NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or visit Home | Safercar -- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). GM’s safety recall number is 11181.

A second recall involves 739 GM trucks and SUVs from the 2011 model year sold in the U.S. GM is recalling these models for “loose steering bolts that could result in a loss of steering,” USA Today reports. Affected trucks and SUVs include the Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL.

In its documentation of the recall, the NHTSA reports, “The intermediate steering shaft attaching bolts may not have been tightened to the proper specification. This could allow the joints to separate, and the driver could experience loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.”

GM dealerships will inspect the bolts to make sure they are properly tightened. This recall will start July 13. Affected owners can contact Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463 or visit GM’s safety recall number is 11191.


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