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2011 Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Pickup SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:SPINDLE Recall

On January 06, 2011, the NHTSA and GMC announced the recall of this model for problems relating to the vehicle’s SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:SPINDLE. Learn more about this problem below.
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2011 Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Pickup SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:SPINDLE Recall

Recall ID # 11V007000 - SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:SPINDLE
Recall Date
JAN 06, 2011

Model Affected
2011 GMC SIERRA 1500

Recall Summary
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 CADILLAC ESCALADE, ESCALADE ESV, ESCALADE EXT; CHEVROLET AVALANCHE, COLORADO, EXPRESS, SILVERADO, SUBURBAN, TAHOE; AND GMC CANYON, SIERRA, SAVANA, YUKON AND YUKON XL VEHICLES. THE REAR AXLE CROSS PINS WERE NOT PROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND COULD FRACTURE AND BECOME DISPLACED WITHIN THE REAR AXLE. SHOULD THE PIN SHIFT OUT OF POSITION, IT COULD CREATE AN INTERFERENCE CONDITION AND CAUSE THE REAR AXLE TO LOCK.

Defect Consenquence
THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR WITHOUT WARNING.

Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW REAR AXLE CROSS PIN FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 11, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, GMC AT 1-866-996-9463 AND AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

Units Affected
30566

Notes
GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 10426A
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