Recall Alert: 2013 Chevy Express, GMC Savana Vans

By Matt Schmitz  on January 18, 2013

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GM is recalling 980 model-year 2013 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans due to a problem with the ignition system that could result in a rollaway accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall affects Express vans manufactured between Nov. 1 and Dec. 21, 2012, and Savana vans manufactured between Nov. 14 and Nov. 20, 2012. In these vehicles, it may be possible to remove the key from the ignition when the vehicle is running or the transmission is not in the Park position; this could allow the vehicle to roll away and result in a crash or pedestrian injury, NHTSA stated.

GM will begin notifying owners on Wednesday. Dealers will replace the ignition lock cylinder and the two associated keys for free. Chevrolet owners with questions can call 800-630-2438; GMC owners can call 866-996-9463. NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline (888-327-4236) can also provide more info.

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