Sunday, July 27, 2008

2008 GMC SAVANA Recall


GM has announced that they will be recalling certain models of the 2008 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana G- cut away fleet van equipped with a 6.0 L (RPO LY6) V8 engine, 4L8OE (RPO MT1) transmission, 4.10 (RPO GT5) axle and 75 mph governor (RPO 9D7). These vehicles have a condition in which the transmission may be damaged due to first gear engagement at highway speeds and then does not transmit power with D4 or R selected. This may be preceded by engine shutdown if the vehicle exceeds 81 miles per hour in certain conditions.

The vehicle may be stranded on or near a highway, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will reprogram the transmission control module and engine control module free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 30, 2008. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and GMC at 1-866-996-9463.