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Recall 14V819000

Rear Axle Fracture

Recall Details

Certain trucks are being recalled because the rear axle shaft may not have been properly heat treated prior to vehicle assembly and could fail while driving. If this were to occur a rear wheel could separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected axles to correct this concern.

Our Quick Take

A rear wheel may separate from the vehicle while driving.

What Should You Do?

As of this writing, General Motors has not released a notification schedule for this recall. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The GM recall number is 14892.

Drive Train, December 24, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 24, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
152
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V819000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles manufactured November 24, 2014, to November 25, 2014. Due to an improper heat-treatment, the rear axle shaft may fracture while the vehicle is being driven.
Consequence
If the rear axle shaft fractures, the rear wheel may separate from the axle shaft, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear axles, and replace any that were improperly heat-treated, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet) or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14892.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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