General Motors Worldwide Recall Due to Rollaway Risk

by Francisco Guerra, IV. on 01/12/2013

General Motors is recalling nearly 69,000 motor vehicles worldwide because they may unexpectedly roll away. The recall applies to full-size trucks and vans with a potential steering column defect.

According to the NHTSA Campaign Number 13V-001, the GM recall affects its pickup trucks, SUVs and vans, including certain 2013 models of:

  • Chevrolet Silverado
  • Chevrolet Suburban
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Chevrolet Avalanche
  • Chevrolet Express
  • GMC Sierra
  • GMC Savana
  • GMC Yukon
  • Cadillac Escalade

The GM vehicles may have been built with faulty or fractured park lock cables or malformed steering column lock actuator gears. The vehicles can potentially shift out of park even if the ignition key is in the off position or removed, even after the driver has exited the vehicle.

About 55,000 of the vehicles in the recall are in the United States, 6,310 are in Canada and 7,084 are exports, GM said. Another 670 are in Mexico.

General Motors will send letters to vehicle owners alerting them to the recall beginning January 22.

Dealers will replace the steering column free of charge if necessary. General Motors’ number for this recall is 12331.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to a defective motor vehicle or a defective automotive component part, please contact an experienced products liability lawyer for assistance to avoid missing deadlines that might apply to your potential cause of action.

Tags: Automotive Defects, Product Liability, General Motors, Chevrolet, GMC

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