Ignition issue prompts recall of '13 Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana vans
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
CHEVROLET / EXPRESS 2013
GMC / SAVANA 2013
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC Report Receipt Date: JAN 14, 2013
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V010000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Potential Number of Units Affected: 980
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Express vehicles manufactured November 1, 2012, through December 21, 2012; and model year 2013 GMC Savana vehicles, manufactured November 14, 2012, through November 20, 2012. It may be possible to remove the key from the ignition when the vehicle is running or the transmission is not in the Park position. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114, "Theft Protection."
If the ignition key is removed while the vehicle is still on and/or the vehicle is not in Park, the vehicle may rollaway and the unintended movement of the vehicle may result in a possible crash or injury to pedestrians.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition lock cylinder and the two associated keys. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 23, 2013. For more information, GMC owners may call 1-866-996-9463 and Chevrolet owners may call 1-800-630-2438.
General Motors' safety recall number is 12332. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to www.safercar.gov.
SOURCE: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Defects Investigation