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GM recalling 117,000 sedans, crossovers, SUVs, pickups and vans

Thu, 02 Oct 2014

General Motors has issued a stop-sale to dealers and has notified the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration of its intention to recall 117,000 vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Of those vehicles, only 4,500 are at dealerships.

The affected vehicles include the Cadillac CTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans, fullsize SUVs (Cadillac Escalade, Chevy Tahoe and Suburban and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL), Lambda-platform crossovers (Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia), heavy-duty pickups (Chevy Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD) and fullsize vans (Chevy Express and GMC Savana). The sedans and body-on-frame SUVs include model years 2013 and 2014, while the CUVs, heavy-duty pickups and vans are limited to MY2014.

GM confirmed the recall to Autoblog via an emailed statement (which we've included below). According to the statement, the issue at hand in what is the company's 69th recall of 2014 covers the chassis-control module. Automotive News is reporting that a problem in the chassis-control system could cause a short in the module, which could cause the engine to stall or fail to start. The fault could also affect the trailer-brake control, provided it's equipped.

According to GM spokesman Alan Adler, the company doesn't know of any crashes, injuries or deaths due to the issue, and only one percent of the vehicles being recalled will need to have their chassis-control modules replaced.

Scroll down for the full statement from General Motors.

General Motors is recalling 97,540 cars and trucks from the 2013-2014 model year in the U.S. because the chassis control module may have a manufacturing defect. The total North American population, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico and exports, is 117,651.

Vehicles involved are certain model year 2013-2014 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban; 2013-2014 Cadillac CTS; 2013-2014 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL; 2013-2014 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV; 2014 Chevrolet Traverse; 2014 GMC Acadia; 2014 Buick Enclave; 2014 Chevrolet Express; 2014 GMC Savana; 2014 Chevrolet Silverado HD and 2014 GMC Sierra HD.

About 4,500 of these unsold vehicles are being held at U.S. dealerships and will not be delivered until repairs are made.

GM knows of no crashes, injuries or fatalities related to this condition. About 1 percent of all vehicles recalled are believed to have the condition.

By Brandon Turkus

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