Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,000 model year 2016-17 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup trucks; and model-year 2016 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV SUVs, Chevrolet Suburban, Tahoe, and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs, and Sierra pickup trucks
The Problem: 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 Fix: Dealers will replace the left and right front upper control arms, and realign the vehicle, for free.
What Owners Should Do: The automaker will begin notifying owners early in May. Parts are not yet available; when they become available, owners will receive a second notification, a schedule for which the automaker did not immediately announce. Until repairs have been made, owners are advised not to drive their vehicles. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, Cadillac at 800-458-8006 and GMC at 800-462-8782. Owners also can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov, for more info.
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