2011 GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado, Big SUVs: Recall Watch

July 5, 2011

General Motors announced July 1st that it is recalling more than 10,000 2011 model year pickup trucks and SUVs worldwide in two separate campaigns. These include a total of 9,954 vehicles sold in the United States. The automaker says neither issue has resulted in any crashes.

The larger of the two recalls involves some 9,215 2011 model year Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups to replace a potentially defective automatic transmission adjustment clip. GM said it discovered the problem when a vehicle at one of its assembly plants wouldn’t start. The vehicle could also potentially roll away, thus increasing risk of injury to passengers trying to exit. According to the company, the recall involves 6,700 vehicles sold in the United States.

GM will notify affected owners on or about July 19 by first-class mail and advise them to bring their vehicle to a GM dealer.  Dealers will replace the automatic transmission clips with a new part.

In the meantime, owners of 2011 Chevrolet Colorado or GMC Canyon pickups with questions or concerns may contact Chevrolet customer service at 800-630-2438 or GMC customer service at 866-996-9463.

The second recall involves 891 2011 model year SUVs and trucks, including 739 sold in the U.S. The recall includes some 2011 Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Sierra vehicles. The issue here is that the intermediate steering shaft bolts may be improperly tightened and could result in a loss of steering.

GM will notify affected owners by first-class mail beginning July 13. Dealers will inspect the vehicles’ bolts to make sure that they are properly tightened.

Owners with questions or concerns may contact Cadillac Customer Service at 800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 800-630-2438, or GMC customer service at 866-996-9463.

Alternatively, owners of any of the model year vehicles involved in either recall may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.

[Detroit News]


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