General Motors is recalling certain 2016-2017 Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks and SUVs as well as certain Cadillac Escalade SUVs over an issue with the front upper control arms.
It’s worth noting that affected vehicles all share GM’s full-size K2 platform.
The defect: the front upper control arms may have inadequate welds near the control arm bushing.
The hazards: inadequate welds may allow the control arm to separate from the bushing, compromising steering and increasing the risk of a crash.
- 2016-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
- 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2016 Chevrolet Suburban
- 2016 GMC Sierra
- 2016 GMC Yukon
- 2016 GMC Yukon XL
- 2016 Cadillac Escalade
- 2016 Cadillac Escalade ESV
Number of vehicles affected: 4,789 vehicles (United States figure).
The fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the left and right front upper control arms and realign the vehicle, free of charge. Parts 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. Until the repairs have been made, owners are advised not to drive their vehicles.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this General Motors recall should visit recalls.gm.com. There, owners will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, customers should take it to a Chevrolet, GMC, or Cadillac dealer as appropriate.
Owners can also contact Chevrolet, GMC, or Cadillac customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- Cadillac Customer Service: 1-800-458-8006
- GM Recall Number: 42190
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 16V256000