General Motors has announced the recall of 9,215 model year 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups to replace a potentially defective automatic transmission adjustment clip. The existing clip, produced in China, may not retain the shift cable in the correct and indicated position, leading to an erroneous display of gear selection. The problem could result in drivers being unable to start their vehicle, or the vehicle could potentially roll away, increasing the risk of injury for exiting occupants.
Dealers will replace the existing automatic transmission adjustment clip with a new part when the recall begins on or about July 19. Owners will be notified via first class mail, but may also contact GMC’s customer service hotline at (866) 996-9463 or Chevrolet’s customer service hotline at (800) 630-2438. Further details can also be obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236.
A second (and smaller) recall from General Motors involves 891 model year 2011 Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon and GMC Sierra vehicles. During production, the intermediate steering shaft attaching bolts may not have been properly tightened. This could cause the joints to separate, resulting in a loss of steering control.
GM dealers will inspect and properly torque the intermediate steering shaft bolts on affected vehicles when the recall begins on or about July 13. Customers with questions or concerns can reach Cadillac’s customer service at (800) 458-8006, Chevrolet’s customer service at (800) 630-2438 or GMC’s customer service at (866) 996-9463. Alternatively, owners can contact the NHTSA’s Vehicle safety hotline at (888) 327-4236.