GM SUV and Truck Recall Expanded
GM SUV and Truck Recall
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. Fill out our free case review form today to find out if you are eligible.
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
If you were involved in an auto accident involving any of these vehicles, complete our no cost, no obligation case evaluation form to find out if you can recover compensation for damages.
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.
If you were involved in an auto accident involving one of the recalled GM models, contact us today for a free case evaluation, as you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills and other damages. This online consultation is offered at no cost and with no obligation, so do not hesitate to contact us today.