Axle seals installed on certain Chevrolet and GMC vans, pickup trucks and SUVs are being recalled.
SKF USA is recalling about 82,500 axle seals on model year 1999 - 2013 Chevrolet and GMC vehicles with a full floating rear end because the inner diameter of the affected seals may be too large to adequately contain the differential gear oil. This could result in the oil leaking onto the rear brakes. Gear oil can contaminate the brakes and reduce the car's braking ability.
This recall affects part numbers 28554 and 28555.
Owners will be notified by SKF. For vehicles that had seal 28554 installed, service centers will inspect each vehicle and replace any axle seal that is leaking. Vehicles that had axle seal 28555 installed will have their axle seals replaced. These services will be performed free of charge.
For more information, owners can contact SKF customer service at 1-800-644-8999. SKF's reference number for this recall is PRO14-004USCA.