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Recall: 2012 Suburban/Yukon XL: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN

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    [FONT=&quot]NHTSA #: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]12V112000
    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]Make: [/FONT][FONT=&quot]GM
    Model: SUBURBAN / YUKON XL
    Model Year: 2012
    MFG Campaign #: 12055

    Description: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT PITMAN

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

    Number of units affected: 6,159
    Date owner notified by MFG: 3/22/2012

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

    Defect Summary: GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHEVROLET EXPRESS AND SUBURBAN VEHICLES, AND GMC SAVANA AND YUKON XL HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES. THE STEERING GEAR PITMAN SHAFT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ADEQUATELY HARDENED AND COULD FRACTURE.

    Consequence Summary: IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, A LOSS OF STEERING COULD RESULT, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    Corrective Summary: GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING GEAR AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE STEERING GEAR PITMAN SHAFT. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON APRIL 4, 2012.

    Recall Notes: GM’S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 12055. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236[/FONT]
     

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