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06/09/15 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015 chevrolet colorado, and gmc canyon trucks manufactured january 6, 2014, to december 24, 2014. the affected vehicles may experience the front brake calipers leaking brake fluid. this is due to air pockets, an imperfection in the metal caliper body.

If the vehicle experiences a brake fluid leak it can increase the stopping distance, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the front-brake calipers if necessary, free of charge. the recall began june 9, 2015. 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 14888.

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.
03/19/15 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015 chevrolet colorado vehicles manufactured september 15, 2014, to january 21, 2015, and 2015 gmc canyon vehicles manufactured october 3, 2014, to december 9, 2014. the affected vehicles have a front driver air bag inflator that may be misaligned to the air bag module backplate. this can cause the inflator to separate from the backplate during a deployment.

If the inflator separates from the back plate in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, this may cause the air bag or steering wheel components to separate and be propelled into the interior compartment, potentially seriously injuring the driver or other occupants. additionally, the air bag may fail to properly inflate, increasing the risk of injury to the driver.

Gm has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the driver air bag module inflator for proper alignment, replacing the air bag, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began march 19, 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 15037.

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.
07/19/11 General motors is recalling certain model year 2011 chevrolet colorado and gmc canyon passenger vehicles equipped with a 2.9 or 3.7 liter engine and a four-speed automatic transmission for failing to conform to the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no 102, "transmission shift lever sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect," and federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 114, "theft protection." these vehicles may have been built with an automatic transmission adjustment clip that may not retain the shift cable in the correct position. if the shift cable is not in the correct position, the prndl shift lever may not accurately reflect the position of the transmission gear. the driver could move the shifter to "park" and remove the ignition key, but the transmission gear may not be in "park."

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 could result in a crash without prior warning.

Gm dealers will install a new automatic transmission adjustment clip free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or about july 19, 2011. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and gmc at 1-866-996-9463.

Gm's safety recall no. 11181.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 .
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 .
03/01/16 Suspension and Steering General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015 chevrolet colorado vehicles manufactured january 6, 2015, to march 17, 2015, and 2015 gmc canyon vehicles manufactured january 6, 2015, to march 19, 2015. a poor electrical connection within the steering gear connector may cause a loss of power steering assist.

A loss or reduction in power steering assist may increase the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear torque sensor cover assembly, free of charge. the recall began march 1, 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 15595.

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.
01/11/11 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 .
11/08/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain 2015-2016 gmc canyon and chevrolet colorado, and 2016 chevrolet volt vehicles. the driver's frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash.

An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury in a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. the recall began november 8, 2017. 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 17387.

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.
04/14/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016 chevrolet colorado vehicles manufactured january 19, 2016, to february 2, 2016, chevrolet malibu vehicles manufactured january 9, 2016, to january 26, 2016, and 2016 gmc canyon vehicles manufactured january 21, 2016, to february 4, 2016. the driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash.

An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag module, free of charge. the recall began on april 14, 2016. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, and gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 28030.

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.
10/03/14 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015 chevrolet colorado and gmc canyon vehicles manufactured january 6, 2014, to october 1, 2014. in the affected vehicles, the driver air bag connections may have been wired incorrectly. this could reverse the deployment sequence and disrupt the deployment timing of the driver air bag. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 208, "occupant crash protection."

If the driver air bag does not deploy as designed, there is an increased risk of driver injury in the event of a crash necessitating air bag deployment.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (sdm), free of charge. the recall began on october 6, 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 14690.

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.
05/13/11 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors is recalling certain model year 2011 chevrolet colorado and gmc canyon vehicles manufactured from september 22, 2010, through november 5, 2010. some of these vehicles have the condition in which the windshield wiper motor crank arm nut may not be tightened to specification. when the wipers are operated with a build-up of snow or ice, or if the wipers are operated on a dry windshield, the nut could loosen. if there is sufficient loosening of the nut, the wipers could become inoperative.

Driver visibility could be reduced increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will secure the wiper motor crank arm nut free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or before may 11, 2011. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, gmc at 1-866-996-9463 or www.gmownercenter.com.

Gm's safety recall no. 11095.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 .
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08/02/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning Gm is recalling 185,903 model year 2004-2009 colorado, gmc model year 2009-2004 canyon, model year 2006 i-280, i-350, model year 2007-2008 i-290, and i-370, passenger vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of alabama, arizona, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, nevada, new mexico, puerto rico, south carolina, texas, u.s. virgin islands and utah. some of these vehicles have a brake lamp switch that may not work as designed due to contamination in the switch.

This condition could cause the simultaneous loss of all brake lamps or cause all of the brake lamps to stay on continuously. both of these conditions could fail to warn others of the driver's intentions and could lead to a vehicle crash.

Dealers will inspect and replace the necessary components as specified in the recall bulletin free of charge. gm anticipates that parts will be available by june 2010. a special coverage for vehicles registered in all other states will be implemented in the same time frame. in the interim, owners who experience the failure can obtain a free repair, however they will be required to return when the new design part becomes available. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, gmc at 1-866-996-9463, isuzu at 1-800-255-6727 or at www.gmownercenter.com.

Gm recall no. 09049.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 .
12/05/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning Certain pickup trucks may experience the permanent loss of brake lamp function or brake lamps that are illuminated at all times. the center high-mounted stop lamp (chmsl) is affected in both instances. also, if equipped, the cruise control will become inoperative. any trailer brake lamps which are connected to the vehicle's brake lamp wiring will mimic the vehicle's brake lamps when either condition occurs.

A following driver may not know when the brakes have been applied, and a rear-end crash could occur without prior warning.

Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch assembly. the recall began on december 5, 2006. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438; gmc at 1-866-996-9463 or isuzu at 1-800-255-6727.

Gm recall no. 06030.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.
01/05/16 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016 chevrolet colorado trucks manufactured august 25, 2015 to september 24, 2015, and gmc canyon trucks manufactured august 28, 2015 to september 24, 2015. the affected vehicles have a console compartment lid latch assembly that may fail to keep the compartment door closed in the event of a crash. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 201, "occupant protection in interior impact."

If the console compartment door does not remain closed in a crash, the contents stored in the console may strike the vehicle occupants, increasing their risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the console compartment door latch assembly, free of charge. the recall began on january 5, 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 16370.

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.
06/02/15 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015 chevrolet colorado and gmc canyon trucks manufactured january 6, 2014, to april 1, 2015. in the affected vehicles, the hooks that secure the driver's and/or front passenger's seat frame may not have been properly attached to the vehicle body during assembly. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 207, "seating systems."

If the seat-frame attachment hooks are not secured properly, the seat may not be adequately anchored to the vehicle, and in the event of a crash, the seat occupant could be at an increased risk of an injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the seats, correcting their installation as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on june 2, 2015. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or gmc customer service 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 15150.

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.
01/24/13 Other General motors is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 chevrolet colorado and gmc canyon vehicles manufactured from november 9, 2009, through august 28, 2012, for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 113, "hood latch system." the hood may be missing the secondary hood latch.

If the primary hood latch is not engaged, the hood could open unexpectedly. during vehicle operation, this could obstruct the view of the driver and increase the risk of a crash.

General motors will notify owners and instruct them to inspect their vehicle for the presence of a secondary hood latch. dealers will replace the hood on any affected vehicles, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin on january 17, 2013. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or gmc at 1-866-996-9463.

Gm's number for this campaign is 12319.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.
12/07/11 Other General motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2012 chevrolet colorado and gmc canyon vehicles, manufactured from september 9, 2011, through october 19, 2011, for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard number 208, "occupant crash protection." these vehicles may have been produced with driver safety belt buckle electrical connector terminals that do not fit snugly with the connector pins, causing the connection to be intermittent.

The loose connections may cause the driver to not receive a visual or audible warning that the driver seat belt is not fastened, thereby increasing the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash.

Gm will notify owners and dealers will replace the seat belt buckle electrical connector terminals free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or before december 7, 2011. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and gmc at 1-866-996-9463.

Gm's safety recall campaign number is 11322.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 .
11/07/06 Other Certain sport utility vehicles and trucks fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims." these vehicles have an incomplete tire rim designation on the certification/tire label located on the driver's door edge. in addition, the label may also be missing the tire load rating on the label. although this information is not required by the standard, if a tire of a lesser load rating is installed, the tire may not be able to sustain the loads encountered during use.

If a customer replaces a wheel and only relies on the rim size designation that is indicated on the label, a wheel that is of a different rim contour designation may be installed. it may be difficult or impossible to mount the tire on a wheel with the wrong contour. if the tire is mounted on the wheel with the wrong contour, the wheel and tire may not perform as intended, which could increase the risk of a crash.

A label that will correct the label originally installed will be mailed to consumers along with installation instructions. the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label. the recall begaon on november 7, 2006. owners should contact cadillac at 1-866-982-2239, chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, and gmc trucks at 1-866-996-9463.

Gm recall no. 06079.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.

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GMC Canyon 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.