The North American based automotive giant General Motors has recently announced a recall for the Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Express, GMC Yukon and GMC Savana because of a problem with the steering gear shaft.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this recall will affect a total of 6,159 vehicles of the 2012 Chevrolet Suburban, 2012 Chevrolet Express, 2012 GMC Yukon and 2012 GMC Savana. The NHTSA is saying that owners of the above mentioned models will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with the steering gear Pitman shaft which might not have been properly hardened and it can fracture under certain conditions, and the drive could lose control of the vehicle.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration didn’t say anything about the manufacturing dates of the affected models so probably all the 2012 vehicles will have to be taken back to the dealers. Owners of the four models will be notified by General Motors by April the 4th and local dealers will inspect the steering gear and replace the Pitman shaft free of charge if a problem is detected. Owners of the Chevy Suburban, Express, GMC Yukon and Savana can contact the NHTSA at 888-327-4236.