General Motors Recall – 69,000 vehicles affected

General Motors Worldwide Recall on 69,000 vehicles

General Motors Recall – GM has issued a worldwide recall on nearly 69,000 trucks, SUVs and vans because the vehicles can roll away after being parked. The recall is due to a fractured park lock cable or a malformed steering column lock actuator gear, and affects around 55,000 vehicles in the United States. There are also 6,310 vehicles in Canada, 670 in Mexico and 7,084 other exports.

If the defect is present in a GM vehicle that is part of the General Motors Recall, the driver could shift the vehicle out of park even if the key is removed from the ignition or is in the off position. The vehicle could also be shifted out of park when the brake pedal is applied while the key is in the off position, and the key could be switched to the off position and removed while the vehicle is not in park.

Vehicles affected by the General Motors Recall

Vehicles affected by the recall include 2013-model Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT and Escalade ESV SUVs; Chevrolet Express vans, Silverado and Avalanche pickup trucks, and Tahoe and Suburban SUVs; and GMC Savanna vans, Sierra pickup trucks, and Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs.

GM expects only one in 1,000 of the vehicles recalled to have the defect, and GM knows of no crashes or injuries caused by the problem. While most of the affected vehicles are believed to still be on dealer lots or in transit dealers, those that may have reached consumers could cause injury.