GM recalls nearly 400,000 pickups and SUVs in the US

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 30, 2014

General Motors is recalling 392,459 MY2014-2015 pickups and SUVs in the United States for an issue that could make them slip into neutral unexpectedly. According to GM, the recall covers four-wheel-drive versions of MY2014-2015 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, and 2015 Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs in the US.

The trucks' transfer case may electronically switch to neutral “without input from the driver," GM said. The carmaker said in a separate notice to dealers that if the glitch occurs while the truck is in motion, the customer would experience loss of motive power.

If the truck is stopped or parked, it might roll away if the parking brake isn't in place. According to GM, it has no knowledge of crashes or injuries related to the issue. Dealers will be tasked to reprogram the transfer case control module.

Aside from the transfer case recall, GM also recalled 4,794 Chevy Caprice police cars and SS sports sedans to fix an issue the windshield wiper module assembly that led to failure of the wipers.

GM likewise recalled 1,919 units of the 2014 Corvette with the FE1 or FE3 suspension to fix a potential "insufficient weld” in the rear shocks that could lead to a fracture or reduce the shocks' service life.

The three recalls means GM has issued so far 48 recalls covering about 20.5 million vehicles around the world. Some of those vehicles, however, are counted more than once.

GM chief executive Mary Barra said in a TV interview that the carmaker may issue more recalls. GM officials have disclosed that the carmaker is accelerating their review of older glitches while examining potential trouble with new vehicles.

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