Recall Alert: 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche and Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500

Recall Alert: 2011 Chevrolet Avalanche and Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500

General Motors is recalling 1,262 Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 light-duty pickups from the 2011 model year to fix a potential problem with the rear axle.

The rear axle cross pin bolt in these trucks wasn't properly heat-treated during manufacturing, and it could fracture while driving. If this happens, the bolt could become free inside the axle, causing the rear axle and wheels to lock up without warning. The driver might not be able to control the vehicle, and a crash could occur. The driver may also hear a banging noise coming from inside the rear axle.

To fix the problem, GM dealers will install a new rear axle cross pin in the trucks. The recall is expected to begin next month. Owners with questions or concerns can contact Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, GMC at 866-996-9463 and GM's owner center at http://www.gmownercenter.com.

[Source: NHTSA]

Comments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A

Rear axle issues? No prob! There are of ton of leftover Ford Windstar axles around we can swap em out for!

Don't consumers know what they are getting when they buy a Government product. No suprise. They'll use some TARP cash to fix it.

@ TIM

I clicked on your link and laughed my a** off.

I'll start it... Toyota Tundra

As with any recall posting on this site, regardless if its a Toyota or not.. Toyota always gets brought up...

Nice, a recall just moments away from x-mas when nobody is paying attention, I see what is going on here...

Same with the Ford Windstar recall yesterday.

I have said it once before how much power the federal government has over the media... anything to lessen the blow to GM's image.

Oxi,

Toyota has agreed to pay $32 million more in fines just before Christmas.

....that avalanche just looks so darn good!!!!!

What that's you said? There's a recall on it? I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the Avalanches good looks! :-P

Mike,

I'd have to suggest disabling comments on any recall-related news posts. They tend to bring out the vitriol in irrationally brand-loyal readers.

@Michael

Well said



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