*** This notice is provided for information purposes only as the subject equipment is not regulated under the Motor Vehicle Safety Act ***
A safety defect may exist in aftermarket ACDelco brake shoes manufactured between April 1st 2013 to April 19 2014, sold and/or installed as service replacement parts. The lining of the rear brake shoe may detach from the steel shoe during normal service, causing the affected brake to fail. If the lining detaches from the steel shoe, it could cause rear-wheel lockup and it will reduce the available braking force which could lengthen the required stopping distance, and increase the risk of a crash without prior warning. Correction: GM Dealers, ACDelco warehouse distributors and their professional installer customers are to inspect the manufacture date of the rear brake shoes and, if necessary, replace the shoes. Customers of the 125 vehicles that were serviced by GM Dealers with the suspect parts will be notified by first class letter.
Certain vehicles with regular or extended cab without a rear seat, and equipped with a front 60/40 split bench seat, fail to conform to Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 210.1 - User-ready Tether Anchorages for Restraint Systems. The child restraint top tether anchor for the front centre seat position in these vehicles is not accessible as required by the Standard. Without the top tether anchor, a child restraint may not be properly secured in the vehicle. Correction: If requested by the customers, dealers will modify the back panel trim cover to allow access to the top tether anchor. In addition, owner letters will include an Owner Manual Supplement that describes how to install a child restraint using a top tether in the centre seating position.
On certain vehicles the brake lights may fail to illuminate or stay illuminated at all times. In addition the cruise control will be inoperative. A following driver may not know when the brakes have been applied, and a rear-end crash could occur without prior warning. Correction: Dealers will replace the stop light switch.
Certain vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of CMVSS 101 & 108. The Body Control Module (BCM) was programmed incorrectly during vehicle assembly. The program that was installed resulted in an odometer reading that indicates miles per hour rather than kilometres per hour. It also allowed the daytime running lamps (DRL) to be manually turned off. Correction: Dealers will inspect for correct calibration and reprogram the BCM, if required.