Faulty Clips, Steering Bolts Force Recall of 10,000 GM Trucks and SUVs

By Trevor Dorchies | July 01, 2011
General Motors will be recalling more than 10,000 trucks and SUVs to deal with two issues. The first concerns 9215 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks with a faulty part that could let the trucks roll away when shifted into park. The defective part was identified when a vehicle at a GM assembly plant wouldn’t start. GM dealers will install new automatic transmission adjustment clips on 6700 vehicles that have been sold in the United States. Owners of affected vehicles will be notified July 19. The second problem involves 891 SUVs and trucks with steering issues, with 739 of those on the road in the U.S. The intermediate steering shaft bolts may not have been properly tightened at the factory and can result in a loss of steering. The 2011 Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and GMC Sierra are all included in the recall. GM will notify owners with vehicles that have loose shaft bolts by mail July 13. There have only been two warranty reports related to the issue and GM said neither involves any crashes. Source: Detroit News