General Motors is recalling as many as 69,000 of their 2013 full-size SUVs, pickups and vans that could shift out of “Park” by itself and roll away. The recall includes everything based on the GMT900 platform, which includes the Cadillac Escalade; the Chevrolet Avalanche, Express, Silverado, Suburban and Tahoe; and the GMC Savana, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL.
The trucks may have been built with a fractured park-lock cable or a deformed steering-column lock-actuator gear in the lock-module assembly. The defect may cause the vehicles to shift out of “Park” without applying the brake pedal and without a key in the ignition.
Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac dealers are supposed to notify owners of vehicles involved in the recall and replace the steering column free of charge.