The North American based automotive giant General Motors has recently announced a recall for some of its SUVs and pick-up trucks because of a possible roll away after being parked.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 69, 000 units made by Cadillac, Chevrolet or GMC, like the Escalade, the Sierra or the Silverado, will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers. The NTHSA says that the SUVs and pick-up trucks in question might be affected by a problem which could make them roll away after being parked, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.
“Either of these scenarios may cause the vehicle to roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible vehicle crash and/or injury”, as General Motors said in a filing with the NHTSA.
A total of 54,686 units of the models mentioned above will be affected in the United States, another 6,310 units in Canada, 670 units in Mexico and the rest of 7,084 vehicles will be affected in other markets around the world. The recall will begin on the 17th of January. Below you can find the list with the affected vehicles.
Cadillac – Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT
Chevrolet – Avalanche, Express, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe
GMC – Savana, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL
Note: All vehicles mentioned above are from the 2013 model year.