SUMMARY:General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500 vehicles manufactured November 24, 2014, to November 25, 2014. Due to an improper heat-treatment, the rear axle shaft may fracture while the vehicle is being driven.
CONSEQUENCE:If the rear axle shaft fractures, the rear wheel may separate from the axle shaft, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear axles, and replace any that were improperly heat-treated, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet) or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14892.
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