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Chevrolet Captiva Recalls

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01/24/12 General motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 chevrolet captiva vehicles manufactured from october 2, 2009, through april 21, 2011. driving the vehicle with the transmission in manual mode and in first gear causes the engine and power steering pump to operate at higher speed than is typical. increased pump speed generates heat that is transferred to the power steering fluid and can result in power steering fluid temperatures that approach the power steering pump reservoir?s melting point.

After prolonged exposure to elevated fluid temperatures, the reservoir may leak. leaking fluid, in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a fire.

Gm will notify owners and dealers will replace the power steering fluid cooler with an improved version, free of charge. an advisory letter to customers, along with instructions, will be mailed in january 2012. when parts become available, gm will send another letter asking customer to take their vehicle to a gm dealer to have the repairs performed. gm anticipates parts will be available in march 2012. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438.

Gm's recall number is 11333.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
07/27/12 Brakes and Traction Control General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2012 chevrolet captiva sport passenger vehicles manufactured from april 26, 2012, through may 17, 2012. these vehicles fail to conform to the park brake performance requirements federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 135, "light vehicle brake systems." the park brake cable may not be fully seated in its connector and may separate from the connector. if this occurs, the park brake will become inoperative and will not hold the vehicle.

If the vehicle is on an uneven surface, this could result in unintended vehicle movement and a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and ensure that the park brake cables are connected and secure free of charge. the safety recall began on july 27, 2012. owners may contact the chevrolet owner center at 1-866-694-6546.

Gm?s recall campaign number is 12127.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

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Chevrolet Captiva Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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