By Mike Colias, Crain News Service
DETROIT (Oct. 3, 2014) — General Motors Co. is recalling 117,651 2013-14 model-year trucks, crossovers and sedans across all four of its North America brands to fix a potentially faulty chassis-control system that could fail and increase the risk of a crash.
A stop-delivery notice sent to dealers on Oct. 1 said GM has notified federal regulators of an “upcoming safety recall” to replace “contaminated” chassis control modules. The problem could cause an electrical short in the module that could lead to an engine stall, an engine that fails to start or the loss of the trailer brake in vehicles that are equipped with that function.
“If the vehicle experiences this condition and stalls while in motion, there could be an increased risk of a vehicle crash,” GM said in its notice to dealers.