There’s been quite a brouhaha recently with General Motors trucks rolling away, with their ignition systems breaking and the ability to get them out of “Park” without having a key in place.
There have been recalls for many different GM trucks, and it’s expanding to 980 more with a new recall for specific 2013 GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express full-size vans that have ignition systems that don’t comply with federal theft-protection standards. The 2013 Chevrolet Express vans in question were built from November 1, 2012, to December 21, 2012, and the GMC Savanas were made from November 14, 2012, through November 20, 2012.
Because the key can be removed when the vehicle is not in “Park,” it has the potential to roll away. That can lead to an increased chance of theft or an accident.
Under the recall, General Motors will recall the vans and replace the ignition cylinder and the two keys that came with the vehicle free of charge. The recall will be performed free of charge starting January 23 — tomorrow. For more information, GMC owners may call (866) 996-9463 and Chevrolet owners may call (800) 630-2438, referencing GM safety recall number 12332. Owners can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at (888) 327-4236, with reference to campaign number 13V010000.