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Chevrolet Captiva Recall Information

NEWS:   GM recalls Chevy Captiva for faulty parking brakes
Detroit NEWS -- July 2, 2012

JUNE 2012 --  General Motors Co. said Wednesday it is recalling 2,000 2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport crossovers over potentially faulty parking brakes.

GM said some vehicles don't meet federal brake performance requirements because the parking brake cable may separate from the connector and fail to operate.

In mid-May the condition was discovered at GM's Ramos Assembly plant in Mexico - and 15 vehicles were found with separated brake cables that hadn't been shipped.

A GM investigation found the problem followed a design change made in April. GM plans to begin the recall July 18 of vehicles built between April 26 and May 17..

GM dealers will inspect the cables to make sure they are secure.  No injuries or crashes were reported by GM. GM has sold 17,921 Captiva Sport CUVs in the first half of the year.


NEWS:   GM recalls Chevrolet Captiva over fire risks
Detroit NEWS -- December  2011

DECEMBER 2011 -- General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Chevrolet Captiva vehicles manufactured from October 2, 2009, through april 21, 2011. Driving the vehicle with the transmission in manual mode and in first gear causes the engine and power steering pump to operate at higher speed than is typical. Increased pump speed generates heat that is transferred to the power steering fluid and can result in power steering fluid temperatures that approach the power steering pump reservoirs melting point. After prolonged exposure to elevated fluid temperatures, the reservoir may leak. Leaking fluid, in the presence of an ignition source, may result in a fire. Gm will notify owners and dealers will replace the power steering fluid cooler with an improved version, free of charge. An advisory letter to customers, along with instructions, will be mailed in january 2012. When parts become available, gm will send another letter asking customer to take their vehicle to a gm dealer to have the repairs performed. GM anticipates parts will be available in march 2012. Gm's recall number is 11333. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.Safercar.Gov .  11V-591