General Motors Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Over Steering Defect
General Motors is recalling more than 1 million full-size pickups and large SUVs due to a power-assisted steering malfunction that could lead to crashes. GM says the power steering can momentarily fail during a voltage drop and suddenly return, mainly during low-speed turns.
GM said it had identified 30 crashes, two injuries, and no deaths connected to the defect.
The recall covers certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC 1500 pickups, as well as 2015 Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs.
While the recall covers 1.02 million vehicles, GM estimated that the defect affects only about 2 percent of the units. The Silverado, GM’s most popular model, makes up about 44 percent of the recalled vehicles.
Customers will be notified if they are affected, and dealers will update the power steering software at no cost. You can also check by entering your VIN on GM’s Recall Center page.
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