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2012 Chevrolet Express, Suburban and GMC Savana, Yukon XL recalled due to potential steering failure

Consumer Reports News: March 26, 2012 12:23 PM

General Motors is recalling 6,159 2012 Chevrolet Express and Suburban vehicles and GMC Savana and Yukon XL vehicles because the steering gear pitman shaft could fracture.

The pitman shaft may not have been adequately hardened, and if it were to fracture a loss of steering could result, increasing the risk of a crash.

GM plans to notify owners about the recall starting April 4. Dealers will inspect the steering gear and, if necessary, replace the pitman shaft for free. The safety recall campaign number is 12055.

For more information call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit

Recall: General Motors Chevrolet Express Chevrolet Suburban GMC Savana GMC Yukon XL [NHTSA]

Maggie Shader

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