Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)
General Motors has issued a recall of approximately 54,686 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT; Chevrolet Avalanche, Express, Silverado HD, Silverado LD, Suburban, and Tahoe; and GMC Savana, Sierra HD, Sierra LD, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles for failure to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 102 regarding the “Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect” and No. 114 regarding the “Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention.” Certain 2013 vehicles manufactured from November 7, 2012 through December 18, 2012 may have been built with a fractured park lock cable or a malformed steering column lock actuator gear in the lock module assembly. As a result, the vehicle may shift from Park with the ignition key removed or the ignition key in the OFF position. The vehicle may also shift out of Park without application of the brake pedal while the key is off. Either of these scenarios may cause the vehicle to roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle, resulting in a possible vehicle crash and/or injury.
This recall is expected to begin on or around January 17, 2013. Dealers have agreed to inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, Cadillac at 1-866-982-2339 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463 and reference safety recall no. 12331. Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V001000.
Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to www.safercar.gov with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.