GM recalls nearly 69,000 vehicles worldwide – roll away issue

GMGeneral Motors is recalling nearly 69,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and vans worldwide because they can roll away unexpectedly.

The recall affects certain 2013 models of the Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Avalanche and Express. Also included are the GMC Sierra, Savana and Yukon as well as the Cadillac Escalade.Recall_cadillac-escalade_black

GM says the vehicles may have been built with faulty park lock cables or malformed steering column lock gears. The vehicles can be shifted out of park even if the ignition key is in the off position or removed. GM says about one in 1,000 of the vehicles has the problem, and most haven’t been sold yet.

Dealers will replace the steering column free of charge if necessary.

The company says it knows of no crashes or injuries caused by the problem.

The recall includes almost 55,000 vehicles in the U.S. and another 14,000 in Canada, Mexico and elsewhere in the world.

2 thoughts on “GM recalls nearly 69,000 vehicles worldwide – roll away issue

  1. Uh, probably a year ago my mom bought a Hyundai Sonata (2007 I believe) from a car rental dealer. Anyways, for maybe 6 months now the damn visors have been acting wonky. They keep falling down in front of the driver/passenger’s face, unexpectedly blocking view.

    …now, for the longest time we tried everything to keep them upright. Velcro, tape, etc. Personally, I’d duct tape the little effers up or tear them out with my bare hands (it’s nearly gotten me into a couple accidents before). But it isn’t my car, so I can’t go around doing that.

    Now, I’ve been doing my research on this issue, and apparently there was some kind of recall on this. But my mom bought it from, like, a non-Hyundai dealer… and the car’s used.

    Where do we take this vehicle to get fixed? And will it be under some sort of warranty…? I think she got some sort of warranty with the dealership, not sure… Well if you can answer this, thanks!

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