Friday General Motors announced it was recalling more than 69,000 full-size trucks and vans due to a potential steering column defect.
According to documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the trucks and vans may have been built with a fractured park lock cable or a malformed steering column lock actuator gear causing them to roll away after the driver has exited the vehicle.
Affected vehicles include certain 2013-models:
Cadillac Escalade, Escalade EXT and Escalade ESV SUVs
Chevrolet Express vans
Silverado and Avalanche pickup trucks
Tahoe and Suburban SUVs
GMC Savanna vans
Sierra pickup trucks
Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs
The automaker it was not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the defect.
GM said the steering column will be replaced if necessary at no cost to the owner. Letters are expected to be mailed to vehicle owners alerting them to the recall beginning Jan. 22.