General Motors Recalls Trucks, SUVs with Defective Control Arms

General Motors says owners should not drive their vehicles until the problem has been resolved

General Motors Recalls Trucks, SUVs with Defective Control Arms
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May 03, 2016

A potentially defective suspension has prompted a General Motors (GM) recall so serious that the company is advising drivers not to use their vehicle until the problem is fixed.

The automaker is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2016 Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL vehicles. The front upper control arms may have inadequate welds near the control arm bushing.

Inadequate welds may allow the control arm to separate from the bushing, compromising steering, and increasing the risk of a crash.

The company believes that about 4,800 vehicles are included in the recall.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right front upper control arms and realign the vehicle, free of charge.

Until the repairs have been made, owners are advised not to drive their vehicles. Parts, however, are not currently available. Owners will be mailed an interim notification in early May 2016 and will be mailed a second notice when remedy parts are available.

Owners with questions about these recalls can contact Chevrolet customer service (800) 222-1020, Cadillac customer service at (800) 458-8006, and GMC customer service at (800) 462-8782.