GM Recalls SUV's for Rear Wheel Driveshaft Defect

GM Recalls SUV’s for Rear Wheel Driveshaft Defect

General Motors is recalling an estimated 1,789 SUV’s for defective rear wheel driveshaft assemblies that may of been incorrectly heat treated, potentially causing driveshaft failure.

The Problem

Documents released by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) detail that the rear wheel driveshaft assemblies of certain GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, and Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles may have internal components that were not properly heat treated.

According to NHTSA, the result of improperly heat treated components could potentially lead to driveshaft failure of the rear wheels. Heat treating is often a process used to improve wear resistance by hardening the material.

The Fix

Dealers will replace the left and/or right rear driveshaft assemblies. This recall fix is at no cost to the owner.

Customer Recall Notifications

Owner notification letter mailing date has not yet been finalized. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is N212351030.

GM Models Affected

The following GM models are affected by this recall:

  • 2021 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 2021 Chevrolet Suburban
  • 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 2021 GMC Yukon
  • 2021 GMC Yukon XL

Recall Details

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V036000
  • GM Recall Number: N212351030
  • Manufacturer: General Motors, LLC
  • Components: Powertrain
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,789

Questions Regarding this Recall?

Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006 or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is N212351030.

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