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GM SUV and Truck Recall Expanded

This Alert Affects:

Individuals who have been involved in a car accident involving one of the following models affected by the GM recall: GMC Canyon, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL; Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Cadillac EXT; and Chevrolet Avalanche, Colorado, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe.

Damages
The rear axle cross pins problem which prompted the GM recall of certain 2011 trucks and SUVs could increase the driver's risk of a crash.
Company(ies)
General Motors
Additional Details
The GM recall was issued due to a problem with the rear axle cross pins which could create an interference and cause the driver to lose control of the car, increasing their risk of an accident.
Date
The initial GM SUV and truck recall to fix a rear axle problem was issued in December 2010. However, the company expanded the GM recall in January 2011. The GM recall now affects 26,571 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC trucks and SUVs.

General Motors has expanded a previous recall of certain 2011 trucks and SUVs to correct an issue which could cause the cars’ rear axles to lock. The GM recall, which was first issued in December 2010, now covers more than 26,700 Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC trucks and SUVs. Because the problem with the rear axle cross pins increases the driver’s risk of a crash, individuals who were injured in a car accident involving one of the recalled GM models may have legal recourse.

Have you been involved in an auto accident involving a recalled GM Chevrolet, Cadillac or GMC truck or SUV? If so, you may be able to recover financial compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages in light of the GM recall.

Models Affected by GM Recall: SUVs and Trucks

The GM recall, which was originally issued in December 2010 and covered more than 1200 cars, now affects 26,751 vehicles. The following are among the 2011 models affected by the GM recall concerning the rear axle problem:

  • Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac Escalade ESV 1500, Cadillac Escalade EXT 1500
  • Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Suburban 1500, Chevrolet Tahoe
  • GMC Canyon, GMC Sierra 1500, GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL 1500

GM Recall: Rear Axle Problem

The GM SUV and truck recall was expanded due to a rear axle problem. Reportedly, the rear axle cross pins, which hold the axle in place, weren’t properly heat-treated and lack durability. As a result, they could fracture and become displaced within the rear axle. This could create an interference and cause the rear axle to lock. The driver then may lose directional control of the vehicle, increasing their risk of an auto accident.

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