About 54,686 General Motors vehicles are being recalled, regarding issues with the vehicle’s shift lock module that can allow them to be shifted from park when the brakes are not applied and the key is not in the ignition, leading to the possibility of a them rolling away.
The Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV and EXT are affected by the recall, along with the Chevy Silverado, Suburban, Express, Tahoe, and Avalanche. Also included are the GMC Savana, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL. All of the vehicles are model year 2013.
The problem stems from a fractured park lock cable or a deformed steering column lock actuator gear in the lock module assembly, which can lead to the gear being changed without having your foot on the brake or the key in the ignition. If the vehicle is shifted out of park without the brake, it has the the potential to roll away.
GM will be notifying owners, and will replace the malfunctioning parts, free of charge. The recall is supposed to begin in January, 2013. For more info, Chevrolet owners may call 1-800-630-2438, Cadillac owners may call 1-866-982-2339 and GMC owners may call 1-866-996-9463.
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