Recall: 2011 Silverado/Sierra (1500): SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:SPINDLE

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT]10V643000
[FONT=&quot] Make: GM
Model: SILVERADO/SIERRA 1500
Model Year: 2011
MFG Campaign #: 100426

Description: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:SPINDLE

Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Begin Date of MFG: 12/17/2010
End Date of MFG: 12/22/2010
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 1,262
Date owner notified by MFG: 12/27/2010

Recall Initiator: MFG
MFG's of Recalled Vehicles/Products: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.

Defect Summary: GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 CADILLAC ESCALADE EXT, CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, SILVERADO LD AND GMC SIERRA LD VEHICLES. THE VEHICLE MAY HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH THE REAR AXLE CROSS PIN WAS NOT MANUFACTURED TO SPECIFICATION. THE PIN WAS IMPROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND COULD FRACTURE AND BECOME DISPLACED WITHIN THE REAR AXLE

Consequence Summary: THE DRIVER MAY HEAR A BANGING NOISE COMING FROM THE AXLE. IF THE PIN SHIFTS OUT OF POSITION, IT COULD CREATE AN INTERFERENCE CONDITION AND CAUSE THE REAR AXLE TO LOCK. THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.

Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW REAR AXLE CROSS PIN FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JANUARY 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463 AND AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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Recall Notes: GM SAFETY RECALL NO. 100426. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153).[/FONT]
 

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