Now an update to a General Motors stop-delivery order we first reported last Thursday.
The automaker is now officially recalling 4,789 light duty full-size SUVs and trucks to fix a poor quality weld that could impact steering. Customers should not drive their vehicles until they are fixed.
In an email Tuesday to Car Pro, GM says it will “replace a front upper control arm that can separate from the vehicle due to a poor quality weld near the control arm bushing. If the weld were to fail, steering and directional control of the vehicle could be compromised, which could increase the risk of a crash.”
Here are the models affected in the recall:
- 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickups
- 2016 Suburbans and Tahoes
- 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, Yukons and Yukon XLs
- 2016 Cadillacs Escalades and Escalade ESVs.
- 2017 Chevy Silverados Built for Internal Use, no customer models affected
The automaker says it’s not aware of any accidents or injuries as a result of the defect.
GM says it estimates that fewer than 550 of the recalled trucks and SUVs have been delivered to U.S. customers. They’ll be contacted via mail in early May 2016 and told not to drive them until they’re fixed. They’ll receive a second notice when the remedy parts are available. Dealers will have the trucks and SUVs towed for repairs and can provide a loaner vehicle.
Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 42190. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.