By Jennifer Geiger
GM is recalling 54,686 model-year 2013 versions of several pickups, vans and SUVs due to a faulty park lock cable, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The affected vehicles were built from Nov. 7 through Dec. 18, 2012, and include the 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Express and Silverado; and the GMC Savana and Sierra. You can check your vehicle’s build date on its' build sticker on the driver-side doorjamb.
In these vehicles, a fractured park lock cable or malformed steering-column component could allow drivers to shift from Park with the ignition key removed or the key in the "Off" position. This could cause the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly, increasing the risk of injury or accident.
GM will notify owners starting Jan. 17, and dealers will replace the affected parts for free. Owners with questions can call Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, Cadillac at 866-982-2339 or GMC at 866-996-9463. NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline (888-327-4236) can also provide more info or go to www.safercar.gov.