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2011 Silverado 1500 Standard Bed Extended Cab Pickup STEERING:LINKAGES Recall

On June 28, 2011, the NHTSA and Chevrolet announced the recall of this model for problems relating to the vehicle’s STEERING:LINKAGES. Learn more about this problem below.
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2011 Silverado 1500 Standard Bed Extended Cab Pickup STEERING:LINKAGES Recall

Recall ID # 11V339000 - STEERING:LINKAGES
Recall Date
JUN 28, 2011

Model Affected
2011 CHEVROLET SILVERADO

Recall Summary
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV; CHEVROLET SILVERADO HD, SILVERADO LD, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; AND GMC SIERRA HD, SIERRA LD, YUKON, AND YUKON XL VEHICLES. THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT ATTACHING BOLTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION.

Defect Consenquence
THIS COULD ALLOW THE JOINTS TO SEPARATE, AND THE DRIVER COULD EXPERIENCE LOSS OF STEERING INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy
GM DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND ENSURE THAT THE INTERMEDIATE STEERING SHAFT BOLTS ARE TIGHTENED TO THE PROPER SPECIFICATION. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JULY 13, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-800-458-8006, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 AND GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.

Units Affected
739

Notes
GENERAL MOTORS LLC 11191
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