Steering Shudder (Vibration) During Slow Speed Maneuvers – 2010-2017 Chevrolet Equinox & GMC Terrain

NHTSA ID Number: 10078483

Manufacturer Communication Number: PI-0814-E

 

Summary

THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION BULLETIN PROVIDES A PROCEDURE TO REPLACE CERTAIN COMPONENTS TO CORRECT A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF A STEERING VIBRATION, FELT THROUGH THE STEERING WHEEL AND VEHICLE STRUCTURE, COMBINED WITH A MOAN TYPE NOISE DUE TO ENGINE FIRING PULSATIONS BEING TRANSMITTED INTO THE STEERING SYSTEM.

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Groan, Squeak or Rubbing Type Noise When Turning Steering Wheel – 2010-2016 Buick Chevrolet

NHTSA ID Number: 10116575

Manufacturer Communication Number: PI0659F

 

Summary

This preliminary informational bulletin provides a procedure to replace the steering column or repair as necessary to correct conditions of Groan, Squeak or Rubbing Type Noise When Turning Steering Wheel.

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Rattle Noise From Second Row Seat – 2015-2016 Cadillac Chevrolet GMC

NHTSA ID Number: 10081049

Manufacturer Communication Number: PIT5284B

Summary

THIS PRELIMINARY INFORMATION COMMUNICATION PROVIDES INFORMATION TO THE TECHNICIAN ON HOW TO DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR VEHICLES THAT MAY HAVE A RATTLE NOISE FROM THE SECOND ROW SEAT. TECHNICIAN WILL NEED TO INSPECT THE STRIKER NOT ALIGNED PROPERLY IN LATCH OPENING. TO REPAIR THIS CONDITION, REWORK/ADJUST THE STRIKER IN THE DIRECTION TO CENTER IT IN THE LATCH OPENING. AN ADJUSTABLE WIDE MOUTH METAL WORKING TOOL MAY BE USED TO ADJUST THE STRIKER JUST ENOUGH TO CENTER IN THE LATCH OPENING. TECHNICIAN MAY FIND A SEAT BOTTOM LATCH MAY HAVE AN UNEQUAL LATCH OPENING SIDE-TO-SIDE FOR THE STRIKER TO SEAT INTO. TO REPAIR THIS CONDITION, WITH THE AFFECTED SEAT IN THE TUMBLED FORWARD POSITION, WHILE APPLYING STEADY, FIRM PRESSURE, CYCLE THE SEAT DOWN INTO THE LATCHED POSITION. SOME VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO 09/21/2015 WITH 60/40 SPLIT BENCH SEAT MAY HAVE 60-PERCENT LONG SIDE BENCH, INBOARD LATCH MAY NOT BE PROPERLY ALIGNED IN STRIKER OPENING. TECHNICIAN WILL NEED TO PLACE A 2.6 MM THICK FLAT WASHER OVER THE 40 PERCENT SEAT BASE STUD, NOT THE FLOOR STUD. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE A SEAT BASE PLAT THAT RATTLES AGAINST THE RIB IN THE FLOOR PAN. APPLY MYLAR TAPE TO THE FLOOR PAN UNDER THE SEAT PLATE TO PROVIDE RELIEF FOR THE RATTLE CONDITION.

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Shift to Park Message Displayed in Drivers Information Center (DIC) When Vehicle is Shut Off – 2014-2015 Chevrolet Corvette

NHTSA ID Number: 10072508

Manufacturer Communication Number: PI1282

 

Summary

Shift to Park message displayed in the Drivers Information Center (DIC). May be caused by the shifter detent spring being miss-adjusted.

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Creak/Pop Type Noise from Right Front of Vehicle During Low Speed Maneuvers – 2014-2015 Chevrolet Equinox & GMC Terrain

NHTSA ID Number: 10137256

Manufacturer Communication Number: PI1314A

 

Summary

This preliminary informational bulletin provides repair information to correct a customer concern of a front body creak/pop type noise (located in the front passenger foot well area) noticed when turning the steering wheel when the vehicle is stationary or during slow speed maneuvers.

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