RECALL ALERT: GM Recalls 83,000 SUVs and Trucks for Faulty Ignitions
General Motors closed out 2014 with one final recall on an issue that has plagued them company all year: faulty ignitions.
GM is recalling 83,572 SUVs and trucks because a faulty ignition may move out of the "start" position causing the vehicle to stall and the airbags not to deploy in the event of a crash.
The models involved in the recall are 2011-12 Chevrolet Silverado HDs, Silverado LDs, Suburbans, Tahoes, Avalanches; GMC Sierra LDs, Sierra HDs, Yukons, Yukon XLs; and Cadillac Escalades, along with ESV and EXT versions. Also possibly affected are 2007-14 vehicles repaired with defective parts. GM says fewer than 500 vehicles are expected to have that specific issue.
In a statement to the National Highway Safety Commission, GM stated: "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.