Recall: Cadillac Escalade EXT, GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Avalanche and Silverado truck

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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): CADILLAC / ESCALADE 2011
CHEVROLET / AVALANCHE 1500 2011
CHEVROLET / SILVERADO 1500 2011
GMC / SIERRA 1500 2011

Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.Mfr’s Report Date: DEC 17, 2010NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V643000 N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:SPINDLEPotential Number of Units Affected: 1,262

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:
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.

Remedy:
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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.

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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), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
 

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