Sunday, January 6, 2013

GM recalls more than 69 K cars that could roll away

GM recalls more than 69 K cars that could roll away

Paul A. Eisenstein, the Detroit Bureau
General Motors is recalling almost 70,000 late-model of SUVs, pickups and vans rolling away after parked latches, which could make the vehicles due to faulty transmission.

More than a dozen different 2013 models are the callback, 54.686 of vehicles sold 6.310 in Canada, with almost 8,000 more delivered in the United States, in Mexico and overseas markets included involved especially the Mideast.

The vehicles can castle with a broken Park as well as a faulty steering column lock component are equipped cable. Under certain conditions this driver allows, of the vehicle key accidentally removed, even if the transmission not in Park position was moved.

The error can also State-contracted delivery sheath, so that a motorist who accidentally switch from the Park in a different gear, override without your foot on the brake.

"These scenarios can roll away the vehicle after the driver stopped the vehicle leading to a crash-possible vehicle and/or personal injury, was" GM said administration into an application with the national highway traffic safety.

A GM official says that there has been no crashes or injuries, but have reported. The defect was discovered by workers at the GM Arlington assembly plant last month.

All vehicles from the recall covered were produced between November and December last year and 2013 models.

Include Cadillac Escalade the 2013 and Escalade ESV Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, express, Silverado HD, LD Silverado, suburban and Tahoe; and GMC Savana, Sierra HD, Sierra LD, Yukon and Yukon XL.

Most cars are actually probably still sitting in transit or on many traders. Only about 1,000 have probably already been delivered to customers and GM plans, these owners bring their trucks for inspection to inform and, if necessary, replace the steering column. Repairs are free of charge.

This is the second large recall of 2013 after a day after Subaru was known that 634,000 owners of a possible broken sign it, causing a short circuit and possibly a vehicle fire could but only about 54,000 of these vehicles actually need repairs.

The GM recall follows 800,000 minivans and crossover points less than a month after Honda recalled, including his Odyssey and pilot models correct a similar transmission errors, the vehicles could roll away is parked after.

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