General Motors Recalls About 7,500 Trucks in Two Safety Recalls
General Motors recalled around 6,700 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and 2011 GMC Canyon Passenger vehicles on failure of transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock and transmission braking effect. NHTSA said that these vehicles may have been built with an automatic transmission adjustment clip that may not retain the shift cable in the correct position.
As a consequence of this defect, the driver may not be able to restart the vehicle, and the vehicle could roll away as the driver or other occupants exit the vehicle or have exited, resulting in the possibility of the vehicle striking them or someone around the vehicle or result in a crash without prior warning.
The American automaker noted that the GM dealers will install a new automatic transmission adjustment clip free of charge. The company expects to begin the safety recall on or about July 19, 2011.
In another recall, General Motors is recalling about 700 model year 2011 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Silverado HD, Silverado Ld, Suburban, Tahoe; And GMC Sierra HD, Sierra Ld, Yukon, and Yukon Xl vehicles. These vehicles are recalled as the intermediate steering shaft attaching bolts may not have been tightened to the proper specification. This could allow the joints to separate, and the driver could experience loss of steering increasing the risk of a crash.
To rectify the defect, the GM dealers will inspect and ensure that the intermediate steering shaft bolts are tightened to the proper specification. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about July 13, 2011.