The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall notice for a small number of General Motors fullsize vans due to possible rollaway concerns. On certain 2013 Chevrolet Express and 2013 GMC Savana models, it is possible to remove the key from the ignition without the shifter being in park.

Only 980 total units are being affected by this recall, and GM is fixing the issue by replacing the ignition cylinder and associated keys. Affected Chevy vans were built during most of November and December while its GMC counterpart was only built for a week in November. The recall goes into effect on January 23, and to find out if your vehicle applies to the recall, the GM and NHTSA contact numbers can be found on the official recall notice, which is posted below.
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
CHEVROLET / EXPRESS 2013
GMC / SAVANA 2013

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Report Receipt Date: JAN 14, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V010000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

Potential Number of Units Affected: 980

Summary:
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Express vehicles manufactured November 1, 2012, through December 21, 2012; and model year 2013 GMC Savana vehicles, manufactured November 14, 2012, through November 20, 2012. It may be possible to remove the key from the ignition when the vehicle is running or the transmission is not in the Park position. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114, "Theft Protection."

Consequence:
If the ignition key is removed while the vehicle is still on and/or the vehicle is not in Park, the vehicle may rollaway and the unintended movement of the vehicle may result in a possible crash or injury to pedestrians.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition lock cylinder and the two associated keys. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 23, 2013. For more information, GMC owners may call 1-866-996-9463 and Chevrolet owners may call 1-800-630-2438.

Notes:
General Motors' safety recall number is 12332. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to www.safercar.gov.


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      Wm
      • 1 Year Ago
      I drove by a Chevy dealer that was loaded with trucks and van, but very few were rolling off the lot.
      win4ever
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm not going to lie. I've driven 2012 models of these vans and 2012 models of the Ford E-Series, and I cannot tell you enough how horrible the GM vans ride and drive. The Ford van had more miles and it drove like it was brand new. The Chevy van was rough riding, and looked much cheaper than the Ford...
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @win4ever
        It should be interesting to see how GM responds to the Ford Connect showing up in North America. I can't imagine them giving up on the van market -- on the other hand, they haven't really tried in over a decade so maybe they already did give up.
          The_Zachalope
          • 1 Year Ago
          @The Wasp
          Between both the new Transit Connect and the full sized Transit coming through, it's going to be interesting on how both GM and Chrysler respond to them.
      Ben Doolittle
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nobody is going to comment on this article...
      Israel Isassi
      • 1 Year Ago
      When I read about these types of recalls, I have to wonder at what point they forgot how to implement already existing technology. It also makes me want to hang onto my old car instead of buying new like everyone keeps telling me to do.
      • 1 Year Ago
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