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General Motors to recall 26,751 vehicles over faulty rear-axle cross pins

And here we thought that recalls were left behind in 2010. How silly of us. 2011 is barely a month old and we already have our first recall of the year.

Taking in the honor is General Motors who is recalling 26,751 SUVs and trucks from its 2011 model line-up. According to GM, the problem concerns a defect in the rear-axle cross pins, which were not heated properly and, as a result, could fracture and get displaced within the rear axle, creating an interference condition and, eventually, causing the rear axle to lock. This, in turn, could affect the driver’s ability to maintain directional control of the vehicle and a crash could occur without warning.

Affected GM models of the recall include the 2011MY Cadillac Escalade , Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche , Colorado , Silverado , Suburban , Tahoe , GMC Canyon , Sierra , Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles.

As is the case with all recalls, General Motors has instructed their dealerships to install a new rear axle cross pin to any affected vehicle at no cost to the owner. As expected, GM’s dealers will install a new rear axle cross pin free of charge, with the safety recall to begin before the end of the month.




6 comments:

This is a complete crap! How can they struggled with this one? I thought it was the most easy thing that other manufacturers handled easily.

General Motors have had an issue with this? I think it’s just a small thing that many manufacturers have dealt with positively.

Imagine that, all they really need to work on is a rather tiny piece, but they had to issue a recall. Just goes to show you how intricate cars are nowadays.

Yup, GM is also starting to have trouble with this recall issues. Good thing though that they will only need to recall a small number of vehicles.

Hmm, GM is also joining to recall bandwagon, this is starting to be quite alarming. I hope that they be able to sort out the problems soon.

It seems that a lot of car companies are having problems lately. This one is quite surprising since this is GM and they are highly known for their quality control.

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