More GM Recalls: Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe; GMC Sierra, Yukon

June 30, 2014

Last week, we told you about a recall of the 2013-2014 Chevrolet Cruze, which has unfortunately been stung by the Takata airbag bug afflicting more than ten million vehicles around the globe. But that's just one of the most recent recalls issued by General Motors. Here are the other three:

RECALL #1: 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra; 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban; 2015 GMC Yukon, Yukon XL
UNITS AFFECTED: 466,940 (393,459 in the U.S., 53,607 in Canada, 20,874 elsewhere)

GM says that in the trucks and SUVs listed above, a software glitch associated with the transfer case control module can occasionally cause vehicles to slide out of gear, into neutral. If that should happen while the vehicle is moving, it will prevent power from going to the wheels. Just as ominously, if it happens while the car is parked, the vehicle may roll away if the parking brake hasn't been engaged. 

GM says that it knows of no accidents or injuries associated with the problem. After owners receive notification of the recall, they'll be able to take their vehicles to their local dealers, who will upgrade the software free of charge. 

RECALL #2: 2013-2014 Chevrolet Caprice (police model); 2014 Chevrolet SS
UNITS AFFECTED: 4,794 (all in the U.S.)

GM doesn't fully explain the underlying problem that led to this recall, but says that the teeth on the motor that controls the windshield wipers may become stripped. Should that happen, the wipers won't operate, potentially impairing drivers' vision. GM says that it will inspect and, if necessary, replace the windshield wiper module assembly.

RECALL #3: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
UNITS AFFECTED: 2,054 (1,939 in the U.S., 33 in Canada, 83 elsewhere)

Testing has revealed that the rear shock absorbers on some Corvette models could've been manufactured with insufficient welds. Over time, those shocks may fracture, or at the very least, suffer a shorter-than-average life. 

GM has received no reports of accidents or injuries linked to the shock absorber problem. The automaker says that it will replace the shocks free of charge.

GM hasn't indicated when it will notify owners of these three recalls. If you drive one of these vehicles, we encourage you to contact the appropriate GM customer service center: Chevrolet (800-222-1020 or @ChevyCustCare) or GMC (800-462-8782 or @GMCCustCare).


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