GM recalls over 1M pickups, SUVs

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September 2018 – Detroit News – General Motors is recalling more than a million big pickups and SUVs in the U.S. because of power-assisted steering problems that have been cited in a number of accidents.

GM says the power steering can fail momentarily during a voltage drop and suddenly return, mainly during low-speed turns. Such a failure increases the risk of a crash. The company says it has 30 reports of crashes with two injuries, but no deaths.

The recall covers certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups as well as Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs. Also affected are 2015 Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon SUVs.

Dealers will update the power steering software at no cost to owners. No date has been set to notify customers, but GM says the software is available now, so owners can contact dealers to schedule repairs.

GM recalled 2014 model year trucks last year for the same problem.

RECALLED VEHICLES: 

  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2015 GMC Sierra 1500
  • 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 2015 Chevrolet Suburban
  • 2015 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2015 GMC Yukon SUVs.

RECALL Subject : Temporary Loss of Electric Power Steering (EPS)

Report Receipt Date: SEP 07, 2018
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V586000
Component(s): STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,015,918
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

SEPTEMBER 2018 — General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Sierra 1500 and Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade vehicles. Electric power steering (EPS) assist may be lost momentarily, followed by a sudden return of EPS assist. If EPS assist is lost and then suddenly returns, the driver may have difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash. GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the EPS module software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.GM’s number for this recall is 18289. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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