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General Motors recalls 428,211 more pickups, SUVs, other vehicles

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By Reuters
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 6:21 p.m.
 

General Motors announced on Friday that it will recall 428,211 more vehicles in the United States, including new four-wheel-drive pickups and sport utility vehicles with a software problem that can cause the vehicles to switch to neutral automatically and roll while parked.

The software problem affects the four-wheel-drive versions of the 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra; the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban; and the 2015 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. GM said dealers will recalibrate transfer case control module software in 392,459 full-size pickups and SUVs in the United States and 53,607 in Canada.

GM said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the software issue.

“In these vehicles, the transfer case may electronically switch to neutral without input from the driver,” the automaker said. “If this occurs while a vehicle is in motion, no power will go to the wheels. If the vehicle is stopped or parked, it may roll away if the parking brake is not set.”

The recalls affect four models, including about 33,000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans.

Reuters reported on Thursday that an accident that left a Georgia woman blind in one eye and a subsequent lawsuit led to GM's recall of about 33,000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans in North America.

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