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GM Recalls Hit 10K Trucks and SUVs

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By Admin on July 06, 2011 9:55 AM

Two separate GM recalls have been issued by the car maker. The recalls are about problems with GM's automatic transmission, and the recall effects about 10,000 SUVs and trucks.

In total, GM is recalling 9,215 models of the 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

The transmission problem may cause a car to not shift correctly into "park." As a result, the car may roll away. The problem is that the transmission clip can slip and inaccurately show what transmission the car is in, so while it may look like it's in "park" it might not be.

The car could potentially hit into other vehicles or even a person if they are close by, reports the Detroit Free Press. There have not been any crashes or injuries as a result of this defect.

The defect was found by a worker at the assembly plant, reports Reuters.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports the recall hits around 6,768 cars. GM spokesman Alan Adler says the number is closer to 9,215 because of international sales of the SUVs and trucks, reports the Detroit Free Press.

The second recall involves 891 models of the 2011 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV 1500, Chevy Silverado, Suburban 1500 and Tahoe, GMC Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL 1500, reports the Detroit Free Press.

The second recall is over loose steering bolts that could result in a complete loss of steering if the joins separate, reports the Detroit Free Press.

GM said it learned of the steering problems after a Suburban was inspected at a dealership after the owner had issues with the steering, reports Reuters.

Notices of recalls will be issued to owners sometime in mid-July.

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