January 11, 2002


GM recalls 78,000 GMC Envoy and Chevrolet Trailblazer models

General Motors is recalling 78,004 GMC Envoy and Chevrolet Trailblazer models built between January and August, 2001 to recalibrate the transfer case control module. On models equipped with 4-wheel drive, the calibration of the transfer case control module could cause insufficient high-speed gear engagement. If the gear is not engaged, the vehicle can roll when the transmission is in “Park”.

In other recall news, Volkswagen is recalling 3,700 Audi TT’s made from September 1998 to March 2000 to replace rear track control arms. On certain vehicles, moisture could enter the mounting bushing and bolt combination of the rear track control arm and cause corrosion. Corrosion could impede the free movement of the control arm.

DaimlerChrysler is recalling 4,645 Vipers, model years 1996 to 1999. Vehicles used in racing events and subjected to aggressive driving conditions could experience cracks at the welds of the rear differential mounting bracket. The cracks could eventually lead to metal fatigue and dislodging of the differential mounting bracket from the frame of the vehicle. Separation of the differential mounting bracket could result in loss of vehicle control.

Also, DaimlerChrysler is recalling another 7,050 Vipers built from June to October of 2000 to repair the steering rack brackets. Vipers used extensively in racing events and subjected to aggressive driving conditions could experience cracking of the steering rack mounting brackets. The cracks could eventually lead to separation of the steering rack from the frame of the vehicle. Separation of the steering rack could result in unexpected steering looseness and lag.

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