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

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[FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT]11V007000
[FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]GM
Model: SILVERADO/SIERRA 1500
Model Year: 2011
MFG Campaign #: [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]100426A[/FONT]
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Description: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:SPINDLE

Manufacturer that filed defect/noncompliance report: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Vehicle, Equipment, or Tire report: V

Number of units affected: 26,751
Date owner notified by MFG: 1/6/2011

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

Defect Summary: GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, COLORADO, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; AND GMC CANYON, SIERRA, YUKON AND YUKON XL VEHICLES. THE REAR AXLE CROSS PINS WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND COULD FRACTURE AND BECOME DISPLACED WITHIN THE REAR AXLE. SHOULD THE PIN SHIFT OUT OF POSITION, IT COULD CREATE AN INTERFERENCE CONDITION AND CAUSE THE REAR AXLE TO LOCK.

Consequence Summary: THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW REAR AXLE CROSS PIN FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 25, 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.

Recall Notes: THIS RECALL CAMPAIGN IS AN EXPANSION TO 10V-643. GM'S SAFETY RECALL NO. 10426A. 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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