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GM expands recall of trucks, SUVs


NEW YORK (AP) -- General Motors is expanding an earlier recall of some 2011 trucks and SUVs to fix a problem that could cause the vehicles' rear axles to lock.

The recall, originally announced in December, now covers more than 26,000 Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC trucks and SUVs.  The models affected are: Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Cadillac EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Colorado, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Canyon, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL.

GM says rear-axle cross pins, used to hold the axle in place, weren't properly heat-treated and may not be durable.  They can fracture, interfere with the axle and cause it to lock.  The driver could then lose control of the vehicle.

One customer has reported a loss of power to the axle.  But so far, no crashes have been reported.

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