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09/07/17 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 chevrolet tahoe police pursuit vehicles manufactured august 24, 2009, to december 1, 2013. the affected vehicles, equipped with special equipment options for police or government service, may experience corrosion of the under-hood cooling fan assembly due to fluid intrusion, which may result in an electrical short circuit.

A short circuit increases the risk of a fire.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fan motor and shroud, extend the wiring and re-orient the fan motor to reduce the risk of corrosion, free of charge. the recall began on september 7, 2017. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 16145.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/04/17 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 buick lacrosse and chevrolet spark ev, caprice ppv and ss vehicles, 2014-2017 buick encore and chevrolet corvette, silverado 1500 and gmc sierra 1500 vehicles, 2015-2016 cadillac escalade and escalade esv, chevrolet tahoe, trax, suburban and silverado 2500 and 3500 and gmc yukon and yukon xl vehicles, and 2015-2017 gmc sierra hd 2500 and 3500 vehicles. while being previously remedied for recall 16v-651, the affected vehicles may not have received the complete software update necessary to remedy the recall condition. without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (sdm) software to activate a diagnostic test. during this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the sdm software. vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the sdm replaced. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on august 4, 2017. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 17287.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/13/16 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 chevrolet silverado 2500 hd, 3500 hd, tahoe, suburban, gmc sierra 2500 hd and 3500 hd, gmc yukon, gmc yukon xl, cadillac escalade and cadillac escalade esv vehicles and 2014-2017 chevrolet corvette, silverado 1500, trax, caprice police pursuit vehicle, gmc sierra 1500, buick encore, and 2014-2016 buick lacrosse, chevrolet spark ev and ss vehicles. in the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (sdm) software to activate a diagnostic test. during this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the sdm software. vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the sdm replaced. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on october 13, 2016. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 16007.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/14/16 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 chevrolet silverado 2500 and 3500 heavy duty trucks manufactured october 1, 2013, to february 1, 2016, 2015-2016 chevrolet tahoe police pursuit vehicles (ppv) manufactured march 1, 2014, to february 1, 2016, and 2015-2016 gmc sierra 2500 and 3500 heavy duty trucks manufactured october 29, 2013, to february 1, 2016. on the affected vehicles, the brake pedal pivot nut may loosen, causing the brake pedal to be loose or inoperative.

If the brake pedal becomes loose or inoperative, the driver may be unable to stop the vehicle by using the brake pedal. additionally, a loose pedal may also interfere with the accelerator pedal. either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake pedal pivot nuts, adding thread adhesive and tightening the nut as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on march 14, 2016. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 20760.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/14/05 Certain passenger vehicles may have been built with a power steering hose that is not to specification. under extreme steering maneuvers, such as turning the steering wheel fully to the left or right while braking, the hose may fracture and leak fluid.

If this were to occur, power steering assist would be lost and increased steering effort would be required. on vehicles equipped with hydro-boost power brakes, it could also result in loss of power brake assist and increased braking effort would be required. if the power steering fluid spray were to spray onto hot engine parts, an engine compartment fire could occur.

Dealers will inspect the power steering hose(s) for two suspect date codes and replace them if required. the recall will begin on october 14, 2005. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, gmc at 1-866-996-9463, buick at 1-866-608-8080, cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, isuzu at 1-800-255-6727, or hummer at 1-800-732-5493.

Gm recall no. 05086.customers 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.
03/10/05 On certain sport utility vehicles, the brake pedal pushrod retainer may be missing. if the retainer is missing, the brake booster pushrod could disengage from the brake pedal.

This could result in a loss of brakes which could result in a crash.

Dealers will inspect the vehicles for the brake pedal pushrod retainer and install one if it is missing free of charge. the manufacturer began contacting owners by telephone on march 10, 2005. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or gmc at 1-866-996-9463.

Gm recall no. 05039.customers 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.
02/22/05 Certain sport utility vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 102, "transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock and transmission braking effect." under certain vehicle starting conditions, the shift lever position indicator located in the instrument panel cluster may not illuminate. if the shift lever position indicator does not illuminate, the driver may not know which gear the vehicle is in.

The vehicle may move in an unintended direction resulting in possible injury to others outside of the vehicle.

Dealers will reprogram the instrument panel cluster free of charge. the recall began on february 14, 2005. owners may contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, and gmc at 1-866-996-9463.

Gm recall no. 05023.customers 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.
02/17/03 Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 214, "side impact protection." these vehicles are built with four welds on the rear door upper hinge. on some of these vehicles, one or two of the welds may not be to specification.

As a result, the door strength may be degraded during a side impact vehicle crash.

Dealers will inspect the welds on the left rear door upper hinge. if a weld is found out-of-specification, a bolt will be installed to secure the hinge. owner notification began february 17, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact cadillac at 1-800-458-8006, chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, or gmc at 1-800-462-8782.

Gm recall no. 03004. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/31/69 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 cadillac escalade, escalade esv, escalade ext, chevrolet avalanche, silverado 1500, suburban, tahoe, gmc sierra 1500, yukon, and yukon xl vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in arizona, arkansas, delaware, district of columbia, illinois, indiana, kansas, kentucky, maryland, missouri, nebraska, nevada, new jersey, new mexico, north carolina, ohio, oklahoma, pennsylvania, tennessee, virginia, and west virginia. vehicles not originally sold or ever registered in these states are not subject to this safety recall but may be covered under recall 16v-381 depending on the vehicle model year and the vehicle's sale and registration locations. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Interim letters informing owners that parts are not yet available were mailed on july 18, 2016. owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. owners may contact cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 49152.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/31/69 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 cadillac escalade, escalade esv and escalade ext, chevrolet avalanche, silverado 1500, suburban and tahoe, gmc sierra 1500, yukon and yukon xl vehicles, and 2009-2011 chevrolet silverado 2500 and 3500 and gmc sierra 2500 and 3500 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands. vehicles not originally sold or ever registered in these states are not subject to this safety recall but may be covered under recall 16v-383, depending on the vehicle model year and the vehicle's sale and registration locations. these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Interim letters informing owners that parts are not yet available were mailed to owners beginning on july 18, 2016. owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. owners may contact cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 49151.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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11/20/15 Engine General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 chevrolet silverado and gmc sierra trucks manufactured january 24, 2014, to february 26, 2014, 2015 chevrolet suburban vehicles manufactured february 12, 2014 and chevrolet tahoe vehicles manufactured february 6, 2014, to february 13, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the ignition lock actuator may bind, making turning the key difficult or causing the ignition to get stuck in the "start" position.

If stuck in the "start" position, the ignition may suddenly snap back into the "accessory" position, causing a loss of engine, steering, and braking power, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. if the vehicle is in a crash, the air bags may not deploy, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition lock housing, free of charge. the recall began on november 20, 2015. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 15573.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/12/15 Engine General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 cadillac escalade, escalade esv, escalade ext, chevrolet avalanche, silverado hd, silverado ld, suburban, tahoe, gmc sierra ld, sierra hd, yukon, and yukon xl vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the ignition lock actuator may bind, making turning the key difficult or causing the ignition to get stuck in the "start" position.

If stuck in the "start" position, the ignition may suddenly snap back into the "accessory" position, causing a loss of engine, steering, and braking power, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. if the vehicle is in a crash, the air bags may not deploy, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the ignition lock housing, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on february 12, 2015. owners may contact gm customer service at 1-800-458-8006 (cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm's number for this recall is 14696 for the original equipment, and 14912 for the service replacement parts.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/18/09 Engine Gm is recalling 27,188 my 2009 cadillac escalade, escalade hybrid, escalade esv, and escalade ext; chevrolet avalanche, suburban, tahoe, tahoe hybrid, and colorado; and gmc yukon, yukon hybrid, yukon xl, and canyon vehicles. the fuel system control modules may have a condition in which an adhesive separation of the room temperature vulcanizing (rtv) seal between the seal and the housing may allow water to seep into the module.

Water in the module could cause a short or open circuit, illumination of the service engine soon lamp, setting of diagnostic trouble codes or the engine may be hard to start, may not start or may stall increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will install a new fuel system control module free of charge. the recall began on may 18, 2009. owners may contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and gmc at 1-866-996-9463 or at www.gmownercenter.com.

Gm recall no. 08411.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 .
08/31/06 Engine On certain trucks equipped with an 8.1l v8 (rpo l8-vin g) engine have a condition in which the engine fuel rail pulse damper retainer clip may fracture resulting in inadequate retention of the damper.

If the damper comes loose, a fuel leak may result. fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Dealers will replace the engine fuel rail pulse damper retainer clip free of charge. the recall began on august 31, 2006. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and gmc trucks at 1-866-996-9463.

Gm recall no. 06080.customers 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.
08/05/14 Transmission and Drivetrain General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 chevrolet silverado and gmc sierra vehicles, and model year 2015 gmc yukon and chevrolet suburban and tahoe vehicles. in the affected vehicles, an electrical signal short may cause the transfer case to shift to neutral without the driver's input.

If the transfer case switches to neutral while the vehicle is parked and the parking brake is not in use, the vehicle may roll away increasing the risk of injury to bystanders. if the transfer case switches to neutral while the vehicle is being driven, the vehicle would lose drive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will re-program the software in the transfer case control module, free of charge. the recall began in early august 2014. owners may contact general motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm's number for this recall is 14192.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/17/13 Transmission and Drivetrain General motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013 cadillac escalade, escalade esv, and escalade ext; chevrolet avalanche, express, silverado hd, silverado ld, suburban, and tahoe; and gmc savana, sierra hd, sierra ld, yukon, and yukon xl vehicles, manufactured between november 7, 2012, through december 18, 2012, for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 102, "transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect", and fmvss no. 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention." the vehicles may have been built with a fractured park lock cable or a malformed steering column lock actuator gear in the lock module assembly.

As a result, the vehicle may shift from park with the ignition key removed or the ignition key in the off position. the vehicle may also shift out of park without application of the brake pedal while the key is off. either of these scenarios may cause the vehicle to roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible vehicle crash and/or injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the affected vehicles and replace the steering column as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on january 21, 2013. chevrolet owners may call 1-800-630-2438. cadillac owners may call 1-866-982-2339. gmc owners may call 1-866-996-9463.

General motors' number for this recall is 12331.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 www.safercar.gov.
08/02/13 Brakes and Traction Control General motors is recalling certain model year 2014 chevrolet suburban vehicles manufactured july 9, 2013, through july 22, 2013; and 2014 chevrolet tahoe vehicles manufactured july 16, 2013, through july 23, 2013; and model year 2014 gmc yukon vehicles manufactured july 13, 2013, through july 18, 2013; and model year 2014 gmc yukon xl vehicles manufactured on july 22, 2013. the rear brake caliper bolts may not be fully tightened. thus, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 135, "light vehicle brake systems."

Loose caliper bolts may cause reduced braking performance and result in lengthened stopping distances, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the bolts on both rear brake caliper brackets. any bolts found loose will be replaced and tightened. this service will be performed, at no charge. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 and gmc at 1-800-462-8782. gm's recall number is 13247.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/22/05 Brakes and Traction Control Certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles may experience unwanted antilock brake system (abs) activation. this condition is more likely to occur in environmentally corrosive areas. this recall will be launched in the "salt belt" states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maryland, massachusetts, maine, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin and the district of columbia only.

This can cause increased stopping distances during low-speed brake applications, which could result in a crash.

Dealers are to remove the wheel speed sensor and thoroughly clean the wheel speed sensor mounting surface on the bearing, apply rust inhibitor to the cleaned surface, grease the mounting surface, reinstall the wheel speed sensor, and check the peak-to-peak output voltage to ensure the wheel speed signal is within specifications. the recall began september 22, 2005. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or gmc at 1-866-996-9463.

Gm recall no. 05068. gm revised the involved vehicles by amending the original 573 report on october 4, 2005. gm revised the original 573 report on december 16, 2005, to include additional states and vehicle population.customers 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.
06/18/04 Brakes and Traction Control Certain sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and passenger vans fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 135, ?passenger car brake systems.? some of these vehicles were produced with an out-of-specification brake hydro-boost housing relief valve bore.

Consequently, the valve o-ring seal may fracture. steering efforts may be slightly increased while braking or parking. under certain driving conditions, a fractured seal may require a slight increase in the applied brake pedal effort to achieve the same vehicle deceleration rate as prior to the seat fracture.

Dealers are to replace the hydro-boost relief valve. the recall began on june 18, 2004. owners should contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2339; chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; gmc at 1-866-996-9463; or hummer at 1-866-486-6376.

Gm recall no. 04004.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
05/18/16 Suspension and Steering General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 chevrolet silverado 1500 and 2016 cadillac escalade, cadillac escalade esv, chevrolet suburban, chevrolet tahoe, gmc sierra, gmc yukon and gmc yukon xl vehicles. the front upper control arms may have inadequate welds near the control arm bushing.

Inadequate welds may allow the control arm to separate from the bushing, compromising steering and increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right front upper control arms and realign the vehicle, free of charge. the recall began on may 18, 2016. until the repairs have been made, owners are advised not to drive their vehicles. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, or gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 42190.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/17/14 Suspension and Steering General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015 chevrolet silverado, suburban, tahoe, gmc sierra, and yukon xl vehicles, equipped with electric power steering (eps). due to a problem with the eps module, the affected vehicles may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist during vehicle operation.

An unexpected loss of power steering increases the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the power steering assist motor kit, free of charge. the recall began on november 17, 2014. owners may contact gm customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm's number for this recall is 14743.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
05/14/14 Suspension and Steering General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014 chevrolet silverado vehicles manufactured may 23, 2013, through march 25, 2014, 2014 gmc sierra vehicles manufactured may 25, 2013, through march 31, 2014, and 2015 chevrolet tahoe vehicles manufactured january 29, 2014, through march 27, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the tie rod threaded attachment may not be properly tightened to the steering gear rack.

An improperly tightened tie rod attachment may allow the tie rod to separate from the steering rack, resulting in a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Gm notified all owners, and dealers will inspect the inner tie rods to make sure that they are correctly tightened, replacing the steering gear, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on may 14, 2014. owners may contact general motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm's number for this recall is 14204. note: owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until they have been inspected and repaired. owners should contact gm to have their vehicles towed to the dealership.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
01/17/13 Suspension and Steering General motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013 cadillac escalade, escalade esv, and escalade ext; chevrolet avalanche, express, silverado hd, silverado ld, suburban, and tahoe; and gmc savana, sierra hd, sierra ld, yukon, and yukon xl vehicles, manufactured between november 7, 2012, through december 18, 2012, for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) no. 102, "transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect", and fmvss no. 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention." the vehicles may have been built with a fractured park lock cable or a malformed steering column lock actuator gear in the lock module assembly.

As a result, the vehicle may shift from park with the ignition key removed or the ignition key in the off position. the vehicle may also shift out of park without application of the brake pedal while the key is off. either of these scenarios may cause the vehicle to roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible vehicle crash and/or injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the affected vehicles and replace the steering column as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on january 21, 2013. chevrolet owners may call 1-800-630-2438. cadillac owners may call 1-866-982-2339. gmc owners may call 1-866-996-9463.

General motors' number for this recall is 12331.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 www.safercar.gov.
01/11/11 Suspension and Steering General motors is recalling certain model year 2011 cadillac escalade, escalade esv, escalade ext; chevrolet avalanche, colorado, express, silverado, suburban, tahoe; and gmc canyon, sierra, savana, yukon and yukon xl vehicles. the rear axle cross pins were not properly heat treated and could fracture and become displaced within the rear axle. should the pin shift out of position, it could create an interference condition and cause the rear axle to lock.

The driver may not be able to maintain directional control of the vehicle and a crash could occur without warning.

Dealers will install a new rear axle cross pin free of charge. the safety recall began on january 11, 2011. owners may contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, gmc at 1-866-996-9463 and at the owner center at www.gmownercenter.com.

This recall campaign is an expansion to 10v-643.gm's safety recall no. 10426a.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 .
08/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 buick lacrosse and chevrolet spark ev, caprice ppv and ss vehicles, 2014-2017 buick encore and chevrolet corvette, silverado 1500 and gmc sierra 1500 vehicles, 2015-2016 cadillac escalade and escalade esv, chevrolet tahoe, trax, suburban and silverado 2500 and 3500 and gmc yukon and yukon xl vehicles, and 2015-2017 gmc sierra hd 2500 and 3500 vehicles. while being previously remedied for recall 16v-651, the affected vehicles may not have received the complete software update necessary to remedy the recall condition. without the update, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (sdm) software to activate a diagnostic test. during this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the sdm software. vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the sdm replaced. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on august 4, 2017. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 17287.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
10/13/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015-2017 chevrolet silverado 2500 hd, 3500 hd, tahoe, suburban, gmc sierra 2500 hd and 3500 hd, gmc yukon, gmc yukon xl, cadillac escalade and cadillac escalade esv vehicles and 2014-2017 chevrolet corvette, silverado 1500, trax, caprice police pursuit vehicle, gmc sierra 1500, buick encore, and 2014-2016 buick lacrosse, chevrolet spark ev and ss vehicles. in the affected vehicles, certain driving conditions may cause the air bag sensing and diagnostic module (sdm) software to activate a diagnostic test. during this test, deployment of the frontal air bags and the seat belt pretensioners would not occur in the event of a crash.

A failure of the front air bags or seat belt pretensioners to deploy in the event of a crash necessitating deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver and front passenger.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will reflash the sdm software. vehicles that have had a previous air bag deployment will have the sdm replaced. these repairs will be performed free of charge. the recall began on october 13, 2016. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 16007.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
12/26/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 cadillac cts, escalade, escalade esv, chevrolet suburban, tahoe, gmc yukon, and yukon xl, and 2014 buick enclave, chevrolet express, impala, silverado hd, traverse, gmc acadia, savana, and sierra hd vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the chassis electronic module may be internally contaminated, resulting in an electrical short.

If the module experiences an electrical short, the vehicle could stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the chassis electronic module, free of charge. the recall began on december 26, 2014. owners may contact gm customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-458-006 (cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), and 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm?s number for this recall is 14515.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/15/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015 chevrolet suburban, suburban ltz, tahoe, tahoe ltz, gmc yukon, and yukon xl denali vehicles manufactured on may 13, 2014. the affected vehicles were assembled with a roof rail air bags (rrab) that were not reinforced at the points were the bags contact the hardware used to attach the roof carrier.

During deployment, the rrab may be punctured or torn by the roof carrier hardware, reducing its performance and increasing the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the roof carrier attaching hardware, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin in early september 2014. owners may contact gm customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet) or 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm's number for this recall is 14359.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/02/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 chevrolet silverado and gmc sierra, and 2015 chevrolet tahoe and suburban vehicles equipped with a base radio and an internal amplifier. the radios in the affected vehicles may become inoperative, and as a result, there would be no audible chime to notify the driver if the door is opened with the key in the ignition or no audible seat belt warning indicating the seat belts were not buckled. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) numbers 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention," and 208, "occupant crash protection."

Without an audible indicator, the driver may not be aware that the driver's door is open while the key is in the ignition, increasing the risk of a vehicle rollaway. additionally, there would be no reminder that the driver's or front seat passenger's seat belt is not buckled, which could increase the risk of injury in a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will update the radio software, free of charge. the recall began on july 2, 2014. chevrolet owners may contact gm's customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gmc owners may contact gm's customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 14315.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
03/24/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning Monroe truck equipment (monroe) is recalling certain model year 2006, 2008 and 2009 chevrolet c7500 vehicles, 2005-2006 chevrolet tahoe vehicles, and 2009 ford f-350, and f-450 vehicles, equipped with sure power-brand battery equalizers or dc-dc converters containing a particular epoxy sealing, aka 'potting', compound. the specific potting compound used in the subject products for insulation was found to be capable of conducting electricity after being exposed to heat.

once electrically conductive, the material is capable of melting and burning, increasing the risk of a fire.

Monroe will notify owners, and sure power will replace the equalizers or converters, free of charge. the recall began on march 24, 2014. owners may contact monroe at 1-608-328-8127.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
09/12/08 Electrical and Air Conditioning Gm is recalling 857,735 my 2006-2008 buick lucerne; cadillac dts; hummer h2; my 2007-2008 cadillac escalade, escalade esv, escalade ext; chevrolet avalanche, silverado, suburban, tahoe; gmc acadia, sierra, yukon, yukon xl, saturn outlook; and my 2008 buick enclave vehicles equipped with a heated wiper washer fluid system. a short circuit on the printed circuit board for the washer fluid heater may overheat the control-circuit ground wire.

This may cause other electrical features to malfunction, create an odor, or cause smoke increasing the risk of a fire.

Dealers will install a wire harness with an in-line fuse free of charge. the recall began on september 12, 2008. owners may contact buick at 1-866-608-8080; cadillac at 1-800-982-2339 or http://www.cadillac.com; chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; saturn at 1-800-972-8876 or http://www.saturn.com, gmc at 1-866-996-9436; or hummer at 1-800-732-5493; or through their website at http://www.gmownercenter.com .

Gm recall no. 08048. customers 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 .
11/06/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning Certain vehicles originally built with cloth seats that were equipped with an automatic air bag passenger sensing system and later reupholstered with aftermarket leather seat cover kits are involved. testing has indicated that the aftermarket leather seat covers can cause the passenger sensing system to malfunction.

If the passenger sensing system malfunctions, the front air bag on the passenger side may be disabled when it should be enabled, or enabled when it should be disabled. in either case, in the event of a crash that requires air bag deployment, a front passenger's level of injury may be increased.

Because a replacement leather seat cover that is compatible with the passenger sensing system is not available, general motors (gm) will repurchase these vehicles in accordance with the terms stated in gm's letter to owners. the recall began on november 6, 2006. owners should contact gm at 1-877-477-1022 to begin the process of repurchasing their vehicle.

Gm recall no. 06102.customers 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.
03/31/06 Other Certain trucks and sport utility vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." these vehicles were shipped with tire and loading information labels listing an inacccurate vehicle capacity weight.

A misprinted label could lead to improper vehicle loading specifications or tire inflation which could result in a tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

Owners will be provided with corrected labels and installation instructions. at the customer's option, a dealer can install the label for them. the recall began on march 31, 2006. owners may contact buick at 1-866-608-8080, cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, gmc at 1-866-996-9463, hummer at 1-800-732-5493, pontiac at 1-800-620-7668, saturn at 1-800-972-8876, or isuzu at 1-800-255-6727.

Gm recall no. 05109.customers 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.
07/21/05 Other On certain crew cab pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, the 2nd row center occupant seat belt routing may make it difficult to position the lap portion of the safety belt low around the hips of occupants, especially smaller occupants, seated in this position. appropriate use of a child seat or booster seat, as recommended for small children, does improve the fit condition for this user group. in addition to instructions on proper infant and young child restraint (with child seats or boosters), special verbiage for restraining older child is included in the owner's manual. also, the suggested seat belt fit/routing for adults, irrespective of seating position, is described in the owner's manual text.

A lap portion of the seat belt routing that is not low and snug on the hips can allow the lap belt to ride up on an occupant's abdomen instead of fitting low around their hipbones, and therefore, can expose them to more risk of abdominal and internal organ injury.

Dealers will cut open the guide loop, remove a portion of the loop, and then the remaining two sides should be folded over and secured with a retainer free of charge. the recall began on july 21, 2005. owners may contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2339, chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, gmc at 1-866-996-9463, or hummer at 1-800-732-5493.

Gm recall no. 05037.customers 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.
03/07/03 Other Certain pickup truck, van, and mini van conversions equipped with southern comfort built running boards that contain certain courtesy lights manufactured by american technology components, inc. these units contain a courtesy light or lights that might overheat when the wire harness is exposed to excessive moisture and road salt.

This overheating condition can cause the running board to melt or cause a fire.

Dealers will replace the wiring harness on these running boards. owner notification began march 7, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact southern comfort at 1-800-745-6096.

Customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
11/08/02 Other On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with rearward folding head restraints on the second row seats, two potential pinch points exist on each of the folding head restraints when the restraints are folded rearward as the seatback is folded down.

If a person were to insert their finger(s) into the pinch point when the head restraint folds, it could trap and pinch the finger(s) causing injury.

Dealers will install protective covers over the pinch points. owner notification began november 8, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, gmc at 1-800-462-8782, or cadillac at 1-800-458-8006.

Also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
07/02/01 Other Vehicle description: pickup and utility trucks. some of these vehicles have an internal component in the outboard seat belt retractors for the 2nd and 3rd row of seats that could be cracked. with repeated actuation of the locking mechanism, the crack could spread to the point such that the seat belt would no longer lock.

In a crash, increased occupant injury could result from the no-lock condition.

Dealers will inspect the outboard seat belts for specific lot numbers and replace the belts if necessary. gm is enclosing an inspection procedure for the owners to use or they can have their dealers do the inspections. owner notification began july 2, 2001. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or gmc at 1-800-462-8782.

Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
11/16/00 Other Vehicle description: light duty pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles. some of these vehicles have loose or missing rear wheelhouse plugs. under certain vehicle operating conditions, exhaust gases can flow forward and accumulate in the rear wheelhouse.

These gases could flow into the passenger compartment if the plug is missing or loose and could cause possible illness, unconsciousness, or death.

Dealers will inspect the vehicle for loose or missing wheelhouse plugs and install new plugs if necessary.

Owner notification began november 16, 2000.owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or gmc at 1-800-462-8782.also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
12/31/69 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain 2015-2016 chevrolet silverado 1500 and tahoe police pursuit and special-service vehicles. the flexible steel cable connecting the driver's seat belt to the outboard side of the seat may be repeatedly bent over the seat side shield as the driver enters and exits the vehicle causing the cable to fatigue and separate.

If the pretensioner cable becomes fatigued or breaks, the driver may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the pretensioner cable and seat side-shield, free of charge. the manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 18156.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban 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.