Gm has announced that will expand an existing recall of its 2011 Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac sport utility vehicles due to an axle flaw that could result in an accident.
Affected trucks now include Chevrolet’s Avalanche, Colorado, Silverado, Suburban , Cadillac’s Escalade, Escalade ESV / Escalade EXT; Tahoe; and GMC’s Canyon, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL.
While the initial recall affected only 1,262 vehicles (and all the vehicles were trucks), now we are talking about 26,751 vehicles (including SUVs).
Rear axle cross-pins on the vehicles “may have been improperly heat-treated and could fracture, causing the axle to lock while driving,” GM said in a statement.
“Owners of the vehicles are being contacted and urged against driving the trucks until the axle pin is replaced.” has told one GM responsible to AFP.
The rear axle assembly was supplied to GM by Detroit-based American Axle Manufacturing.
General Motors will notify owners by January 25, 2011. Dealers will inspect the rear axle cross pin and install a new one, if necessary, at no charge.