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10/14/16 General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 buick verano and 2016 chevrolet malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in park. also, certain 2013 buick encore, 2011 buick regal, 2013-2014 buick verano, 2011-2016 chevrolet cruze, 2010-2013 chevrolet equinox 2013-2015 chevrolet malibu, and 2011-2013 gmc terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention."

If the key is removed without the transmission in park, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. the recall began on october 14, 2016. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, buick 1-800-521-7300, and gmc 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

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.
11/09/11 General motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2012 chevrolet equinox and gmc terrain vehicles, manufactured from july 18, 2011, through september 6, 2011, for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard number 138, "tire pressure monitoring system" (tpms). the tire pressure monitoring system is designed to illuminate the tire pressure warning light when the pressure in a tire is 25% below the recommended cold tire pressure. on these vehicles, the light will not illuminate until the tire pressure is more than 25% below the recommended cold tire pressure.

Underinflated tires can result in tire overloading and overheating, which could lead to a blowout and possible crash. the resulting crash could cause serious injury. underinflated tires can also result in premature or irregular wear, poor handling, and poor fuel economy.

Gm dealers will update the body control module free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or about november 9, 2011. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and gmc at 1-866-996-9463.

Gm's safety recall number is 11261.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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10/14/16 Engine General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 buick verano and 2016 chevrolet malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in park. also, certain 2013 buick encore, 2011 buick regal, 2013-2014 buick verano, 2011-2016 chevrolet cruze, 2010-2013 chevrolet equinox 2013-2015 chevrolet malibu, and 2011-2013 gmc terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 114, "theft protection and rollaway prevention."

If the key is removed without the transmission in park, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. the recall began on october 14, 2016. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, buick 1-800-521-7300, and gmc 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.

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.
08/25/17 Transmission and Drivetrain General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain 2018 chevrolet equinox and gmc terrain vehicles and 2017-2018 gmc acadia vehicles. the right front intermediate driveshaft may fracture and separate while driving.

If the front right intermediate drive shaft assembly separates while driving, the vehicle will lose propulsion, increasing the risk of a crash. if the assembly separates while parked on a grade, without the park brake engaged, the vehicle may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a vehicle roll-away.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the right front intermediate drive shaft assembly, free of charge. the recall began august 25, 2017. owners may contact gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782 or chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. gm's number for this recall is 17329.

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.
04/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2013 chevrolet equinox and gmc terrain vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the ball joints in the windshield wiper module may corrode and wear over time, possibly resulting in one or both of the windshield wipers becoming inoperative.

Inoperative windshield wipers may reduce the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, dealers will repair the aip-hole, inspect and, if necessary, replace the front wiper module, free of charge. the recall began on april 13, 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 25302.

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.
10/19/15 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2015 buick lacrosse, cadillac xts, chevrolet camaro, equinox, malibu, and gmc terrain vehicles. the affected vehicles have front seat-mounted side impact air bags whose inflator may rupture upon its deployment.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of one or both of the side impact air bags, the air bag's inflator may rupture and the air bag may not properly inflate. the rupture could cause metal fragments to strike the vehicle occupants, potentially resulting in serious injury or death. additionally, if the air bag does not properly inflate, the driver or passenger is at an increased risk of injury.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the side impact air bag modules, free of charge. the recall began on october 19, 2015. owners may contact buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, 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 01320.

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 2011-2012 buick lacrosse, regal and chevrolet camaro, as well as certain 2010-2012 cadillac srx, chevrolet equinox and gmc terrain vehicles, equipped with power height adjustable driver and passenger seats. in the affected vehicles, the bolt that secures the driver's and passenger's power front seat height adjuster may fall out causing the seat to drop suddenly to the lowest vertical position.

If the driver's seat unexpectedly drops, the distraction and altered seat position may affect the drivers' control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will replace the height adjuster shoulder bolts, free of charge. the manufacturer distributed interim letters to owners on september 11, 2014. the recall began on december 26, 2014. owners may contact gm customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (buick), 1-800-458-8006 (cadillac), 1-800-222-1020 (chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (gmc). gm's number for this recall is 14271.

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.
01/12/10 Electrical and Air Conditioning General motors is recalling certain model year 2010 chevrolet equinox and gmc terrain vehicles for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 103, "windshield defrosting and defogging systems and with federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 101, controls and displays". the software in the center instrument panel can cause the heating, air conditioning, defrost, and radio controls, as well as the panel illumination to become inoperative.

Driving without a functioning defrost system can decrease your visibility under certain driving conditions and could result in a crash without warning.

Dealers will replace the computer module in the center instrument panel free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during january 2010. owners may contact chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, gmc at 1-866-996-9463 or at www.gmownercenter.com.

Gm safety recall no. 090298.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 .
07/14/16 Other General motors llc (gm) is recalling certain model year 2016 chevrolet equinox and gmc terrain vehicles manufactured october 16, 2015. the certification labels may have incorrect tire/rim size and cold tire pressure information. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 110, "tire selection and rims."

If the information on the certification labels is incorrect, the operator may install incorrectly sized tires or rims or may improperly inflate the tires, increasing the risk of a crash.

Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the certification label, free of charge. the recall began on july 14, 2016. owners may contact chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1050, or gmc customer service at 1-800-462-8782. gm's number for this recall is 46600.

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.
01/18/11 Other General motors is recalling certain model year 2011 cadillac srx, chevrolet equinox and gmc terrain vehicles. the driver and /or front passenger safety belt buckle anchor may fracture and separate near the seat attachment in a vehicle crash.

The safety belt system may not restrain the occupant(s) as designed and could increase the risk of injury.

Dealers will modify the passenger and/or the driver safety belt buckles as necessary. this service will be performed free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin on or before january 18, 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.

Gm safety recall no. 100370.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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GMC Terrain 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.