General Motors LLC Steering:column Locking:anti-theft Device Recall

Vehicle Make / Model:
CADILLAC / ESCALADE
CADILLAC / ESCALADE ESV
CADILLAC / ESCALADE EXT
CHEVROLET / AVALANCHE
CHEVROLET / EXPRESS
CHEVROLET / SILVERADO
CHEVROLET / SUBURBAN
CHEVROLET / TAHOE
GMC / SAVANA
GMC / SIERRA
GMC / YUKON
GMC / YUKON XL
Model Year(s):
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013
2013

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Report Receipt Date: JAN 02, 2013

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V001000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: STEERING:COLUMN LOCKING:ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 54,686

Summary:
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.

Consequence:
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.

Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the affected vehicles and replace the steering column as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 17, 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.

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