General Motors is recalling thousands of pickup trucks because the vehicles could move even when the transmission is set to Park.
Approximately 6,800 pickup trucks are involved in the recall. The automaker also said it recalled 739 pickups and sport utility vehicles because of a possible loss of steering.
“The pickups affected by the shift-lever issue are the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon equipped with the 4-speed automatic and either the 2.9-liter 4-cylinder or 3.7-liter 5-cylinder engine,” according to news reports. “The 739 SUV’s and pickups being recalled for possible steering problems are the 2011 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV; Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban and Tahoe; and GMC Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL.”
So far, the automaker said no injuries have been reported in connection to this recall.
As an Olympia car accident attorney, I’m glad to hear no accidents have occurred as a result of this vehicle recall. I hope GM can fix all the vehicles before any car accidents or personal injuries occur. Recalled vehicle owners should be notified by GM when hey can take their vehicles in to be repaired.
If a recalled vehicle has injured you or a loved one, contact a car accident lawyer in Olympia.