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Recall 15V640000

Ignition Key Cylinder Binds

Recall Details

The ignition key cylinder may bind, resulting in the key sticking in the "start" position inadvertently. This can result in the key snapping back unexpectedly into the "accessory" position, and cause vehicle stalling and loss of safety features. Dealers will replace the ignition lock housing free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The ignition key cylinder may stick when turning, and may stick in the "start" position. If this happens, it may suddenly snap back while driving into the accessory position, resulting in vehicle stalling, loss of power steering, power brakes and air bag functionality.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your General Motors truck must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify owners of affected vehicles (the timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Electrical & Lights, October 09, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
October 09, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,073
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V640000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks manufactured January 24, 2014, to February 26, 2014, 2015 Chevrolet Suburban vehicles manufactured February 12, 2014 and Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles manufactured February 6, 2014, to February 13, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the ignition lock actuator may bind, making turning the key difficult or causing the ignition to get stuck in the "Start" position.
Consequence
If stuck in the "Start" position, the ignition may suddenly snap back into the "Accessory" position, causing a loss of engine, steering, and braking power, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. If the vehicle is in a crash, the air bags may not deploy, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition lock housing, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 15573.
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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