GM Recalls More Than 400,000 Trucks, SUVs on Transfer Case Control
Glitch Could Cause Rollaway, Loss of Motion
Despite the negative perception by some, General Motors continues to be proactive and out in front of its recalls and, this time, has announced a recall of more than 400,000 2014 and 2015 model-year trucks and SUVs for an issue with transfer case control software, which could make the vehicle inadvertently switch to neutral, causing a possible loss of motive power, and a possible rollaway if the parking brake is not set.
The recall affects 392,459 trucks and SUVs in the U.S. and 53,607 units in Canada, as well as another 20,874 units sold outside the U.S. and Canada. Affected models include four-wheel-drive models of the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and the 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL.
The transfer case in these vehicles may electronically switch to neutral without input from the driver. If this happens while the vehicle is in motion, it would disable any engine power going to the wheels. If the vehicle is parked, it could roll away if the parking brake is not used. No injuries or accidents have been reported related to this issue. Concerned owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, or GMC at 800-462-8782, or visit recalls.gm.com and enter their vehicle's VIN number.
Source: General Motors