Safety & Accident

Supplier Recalling Axle Seals in GM Vans, Trucks, SUVs

September 04, 2014

The recalled axle seals are installed on 1999-2013 Chevrolet and GMC full-size vans, pickup trucks and SUVs. Photo courtesy of General Motors. 
The recalled axle seals are installed on 1999-2013 Chevrolet and GMC full-size vans, pickup trucks and SUVs. Photo courtesy of General Motors.
SKF USA Inc. is recalling 82,509 axle seals installed on Chevrolet and GMC full-size vans, pickup trucks and SUVs with a full floating rear end, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports.

The inner diameter of the seals might be too big to adequately contain the differential gear oil, allowing it to leak onto the rear brakes. The resulting contamination of the brake friction material might reduce braking performance and increase the risk of a crash, NHTSA said.

The axle seals in question, identified by part numbers 28554 and 28555, are installed on 1999-2013 model-year Chevrolet and GMC full-size vans, pickup trucks, and SUVs with a full floating rear end.

SKF will notify owners of the recall. For vehicles that had seal 28554 installed, service centers will inspect each vehicle and replace any axle seal that is leaking. Vehicles that had axle seal 28555 installed will have their axle seals replaced. These services will be performed free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin this month. Vehicle owners can reach SKF customer service at 1-800-644-8999. SKF's number for this recall is PRO14-004USCA.

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