The rear axle cross pin, an internal component of the rear differential that is housed in the rear axle assembly, may break. If the cross pin breaks, the rear axle may lock, which could result in a loss of vehicle control and a crash. Dealers will install a new rear axle cross pin to correct this concern. This recall should begin no later than January 25, 2011. The General Motors number for this recall is 10426.
General Motors is recalling certain 2011 Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Equinox, and GMC Terrain vehicles because one or both of the front safety belt buckle anchors may separate during a crash. As a result, the safety belt system may not properly restrain the front seat occupants, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will modify the affected safety belt buckles as necessary.
General Motors is recalling 2010–2011 DTS and Buick Lucerne models with V8 engines due to contact between the starter/alternator cable and the power steering return line. This can result in a worn power steering return line, which can cause a power steering leak, possibly resulting in a loss of power steering. This can lead to an increase in the risk of a crash and/or an engine compartment fire. Dealers will secure or reroute the necessary lines, free of charge.
The heated washer module under the hood could overheat due to excessive current draw. Under certain conditions, this could result in an under hood fire. This previous recall attempt in 2008 to repair this concern did not have the expected success. Dealers will now permanently disable and remove the heated washer module to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin on June 20, 2010.
Premium fuel is recommended for these vehicles, use of lower octane fuel can result in engine ping. Continued vehicle operation with engine ping present can result in engine damage. The vehicle could be disabled, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module with updated software to correct this concern. This recall is expected to begin by June 11, 2010, The General Motors recall number is 10093.
Three vehicle information labels are missing from some vehicles. These labels share tire size and pressure information, vehicle certification standards, and components used in manufacturing the vehicle. Not having these labels installed could lead to a lack of proper education and information about the vehicle, and cause abnormal tire wear and vehicle handling. General Motors has sent the three stickers to all affected vehicle owners. The owners may install the labels on their own, or they may visit a dealership for free installation. This recall began on December 22, 2009. The General Motors campaign number is 09322.
The RTV seal on the fuel system control modules may allow water to enter into the module. Water in the module can cause a short, which may cause hard starting, a crank-no start condition, or stalling, and the Service Engine Soon light may come on. If the engine stalls unexpectedly, there is an increased risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel system control module free of charge. The recall began on May 18, 2009. The GM recall number is 08411.
The software for the passenger side air bag deactivation feature may be faulty. This could cause the passenger side air bag to deploy when not desired, or conversely, may not allow deployment when it should. This could cause injury in an accident. Dealers will reprogram the passenger sensing system module. The General Motors recall number is 08373. This recall began on November 18, 2008.