GM Recalls 26,700 Trucks

General Motors is adding more than 26,700 trucks to their previous recall to address a problem with a faulty rear axle cross pin, according to news reports.

Approximately 26,751 vehicles are included in the extended recall, affecting the Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Cadillac EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Colorado, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe; and GMC Canyon, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL.

The recalled vehicles may have loose bolts that could increase the risk of steering loss and cause excess noise, according to news reports.  The spindle nuts may also be loose on some of the vehicles, which could cause steering loss in the front suspension collapses.

Previously, GM recalled 10,823 Accord V-6 vehicles for the 2010 and 2011 model year as well as 2011 Pilot vehicles have rear axle pins that may not have been tightened enough during assembly, due to a manufacture programing error.

GM said they have not had any reports of injuries or car accidents connected to the recall, the company said.

As a Seattle car accident attorney, I’m glad GM caught this issue before any personal injuries were reported. I urge consumers who own a recalled GM vehicle to pay close attention to this recall.  GM said owners will be notified to bring their vehicle to a dealer to have the problem fixed around Jan. 25.

If you have been injured in connection with a vehicle recall, contact a Seattle personal injury lawyer.