NHTSA issues two recalls for GM vehicles

July 1, 2011 12:00 AM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued two separate recalls for a broad range of 2011 General Motors cars and trucks.

The two recalls affect more than 10,000 vehicles, according to the Detroit Free Press. The main recall is related to the 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, two popular pickup trucks. According to the government watchdog agency, the main issue with these vehicles stems from the automatic transmission, which is connected to the shifter by a wire.

The clip that is supposed to hold this wire in place can apparently come loose, affecting how the shifter works. For example, a driver may think they're putting the car into a park, but it will actually be in neutral. Or they might try to be reversing but go forward. No accidents have been reported related to this flaw, but the recall affects 9,215 vehicles worldwide.

The second recall is for cars built on the GMT900 platform, which includes the 2011 Cadillac Escalade; GMC Yukon and Sierra; and the Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban and Tahoe. The problem here is a bit more serious. Bolts on the steering column may have been incorrectly fastened on this vehicle, which could lead to a loss of steering control. Only 891 individual cars are included in this part of the recall.

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