• Jul 1, 2011
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A handful of General Motors trucks and sport utility vehicles need to head on in to their local dealerships. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just issued a pair of recall notice for 7,507 vehicles as part of two separate safety actions.

The first covers 6,768 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon 2011 model year pickup trucks. According to NHTSA, an ornery transmission adjustment clip might not keep the shift cable in the correct position. This could cause drivers to think there truck is in park, when in fact it's just waiting to roll away in neutral.

A smaller recall notice has been issued for 739 trucks and SUVs due to a steering shaft bolt that's been improperly tightened. If loose, it could make for rather difficult steering and cause an accident. This recall affects the 2011 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL.

Click past the jump for the full NHTSA bulletins.
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Report Date : July 1, 2011 at 02:24 PM
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V337000
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
CHEVROLET / COLORADO 2011
GMC / CANYON 2011


Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS LLC Mfr's Report Date: JUN 28, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V337000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)

Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,768

Summary: GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 CHEVROLET COLORADO AND GMC CANYON PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT," AND FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ADJUSTMENT CLIP THAT MAY NOT RETAIN THE SHIFT CABLE IN THE CORRECT POSITION. IF THE SHIFT CABLE IS NOT IN THE CORRECT POSITION, THE PRNDL SHIFT LEVER MAY NOT ACCURATELY REFLECT THE POSITION OF THE TRANSMISSION GEAR. THE DRIVER COULD MOVE THE SHIFTER TO "PARK" AND REMOVE THE IGNITION KEY, BUT THE TRANSMISSION GEAR MAY NOT BE IN "PARK."

Consequence: THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE, AND THE VEHICLE COULD ROLL AWAY AS THE DRIVER OR OTHER OCCUPANTS EXIT THE VEHICLE OR HAVE EXITED, RESULTING IN THE POSSIBILITY OF THE VEHICLE STRIKING THEM OR SOMEONE AROUND THE VEHICLE, OR COULD RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Remedy: GM DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ADJUSTMENT CLIP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JULY 19, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 AND GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.

Notes: GM'S SAFETY RECALL NO. 11181. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Report Date : July 1, 2011 at 01:37 PM
NHTSA Campaign ID number : 11V339000

Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
CADILLAC / ESCALADE 2011
CADILLAC / ESCALADE ESV 1500 2011
CHEVROLET / SILVERADO 2011
CHEVROLET / SUBURBAN 1500 2011
CHEVROLET / TAHOE 2011
GMC / SIERRA 2011
GMC / YUKON 2011
GMC / YUKON XL 1500 2011


Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS LLC Mfr's Report Date: JUN 28, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V339000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STEERING:LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected: 739

Summary: GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV; CHEVROLET SILVERADO HD, SILVERADO LD, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; AND GMC SIERRA HD, SIERRA LD, YUKON, AND YUKON XL VEHICLES. THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT ATTACHING BOLTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION.

Consequence: THIS COULD ALLOW THE JOINTS TO SEPARATE, AND THE DRIVER COULD EXPERIENCE LOSS OF STEERING INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: GM DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND ENSURE THAT THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT BOLTS ARE TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JULY 13, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-800-458-8006, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 AND GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.

Notes: GM'S SAFETY RECALL NO. 11191. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .


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      amerifight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Damn recalls!
      T-Mille
      • 3 Years Ago
      inb4 I HATE GM I'M NEVER BUYING FROM THEM AGAIN!!!!!!
      notbendingover
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good thing these trucks are Gov't Motors vehicles and not Toyota's. Ray "THE HOOD" LaHood would be screaming at the top of his hoodlittle lungs: DON'T DRIVE IT!!!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @notbendingover
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      _M7_
      • 3 Years Ago
      so besides the crapy safety rating colorado have more issues???
      Ronald
      • 9 Months Ago
      I bought 2010 Canyon w/36,000 mile. Right away it would not start, after waiting a period of time, it would start. Told the dealer, they look at it ?? It would also jump int 4WD after hitting a bump. Brought it back to dealer, they said the new battery i install was the problem along with the battery cables. They charged me $700 dollars for the battery and cable. Bought extended warranty, it paid nothing. Was this a problem with this vehicle. Last GMC product I or my family will ever buy. Will spread this on all of the social media I belong to, and other, etc.