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Certain Model 2011 Vehicles being Recalled by General Motors

Detroit, MI – General Motors is recalling certain model year 2011 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Colorado, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe; and GMC Canyon, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles.

The Rear axle cross pins were not properly heat treated and could fracture and become displaced within the rear axle.  Should the pin shift out of position, it could create an interference condition and cause the rear axle to lock.

Product Information

Manufacturer: General Motors Corp

Mfr’s Report Date: January 6th, 2011

NHTSA Campaign Number: 11V007000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A 
Component: Suspension: Rear: Axle: Spindle

Potential Number of Units Affected: 26,751

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
Cadillac / Escalade 2011
Cadillac / Escalade ESV 1500 2011
Cadillac / Escalade EXT 1500 2011
Chevrolet / Avalanche 1500 2011
Chevrolet / Colorado 2011
Chevrolet / Silverado 1500 2011
Chevrolet / Suburban 1500 2011
Chevrolet / Tahoe 2011
GMC / Canyon 2011
GMC / Sierra 150 2011
GMC / Yukon 2011
GMC / Yukon XL 1500 2011

Consequence: The drive may not be able to maintain directional control of the vehicle and a crash could occur without warning.

Remedy: Dealers will install a new rear axle cross pin free of charge. The saftey recall is expected to begin on or before January 25th, 2011. Owners may contact Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-966-9463 and at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com

Notes: This recall campaign is an expansion to 10V-643. GM’S safety reall no. 10426A. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov .


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