Saab 9-3 engine stalling and the rear axle locking on large General Motors trucks brings us to today’s collection of the latest vehicle recalls.
2010-2011 Saab 9-3
The Problem: Certain 9-3s made from June to October 2010 might have a fuel pump using internal components with incorrect specifications, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. This could cause the engine to stall.
The Fix: Saab will replace the faulty fuel pumps. The recall will begin in mid-February.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 4400
2011 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, GMC Yukon, and other GMT900 vehicles
The Problem: The General Motors recall of various SUVs to address rear axle cross pins that could fracture and become displaced within the rear axle has been extended to include the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado trucks as well as the GMC Yukon. If the pin shifts out of position, it could cause the rear axle to lock.
The Fix: A new rear axle cross pin will be installed. The recall is expected to begin on January 25.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 26,751 including 2011 Cadillac Escalades, Chevrolet Avalanches, Chevrolet Colorados, Chevrolet Silverados, Chevrolet Suburbans, Chevrolet Tahoes, GMC Canyons, GMC Sierras, and GMC Yukons. All indicated large trucks and SUVs involve 1500 models only.