General Motors is recalling roughly 1.2 million model-year 2015 trucks and SUVs globally for a problem with the electric power steering system. GM previously recalled nearly 700,000 model-year 2014 pickups for the same issue.
The Problem: The electric power steering system in certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra and Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade models can fail and then return suddenly. If this happens during a low-speed turn, the abrupt steering assistance could cause you to crash. The Associated Press reports that GM is aware of 30 crashes and two injuries related to the issue.
The Fix: Owners of affected vehicles will be notified and instructed to visit a dealership. There, technicians will update the electric power steering software at no cost to the owner. For more info, owners can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236, or the appropriate GM brand customer service hotline referencing recall number 18289. Chevrolet can be reached at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-462-8782, and Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: The recall covers 1,015,918 units in the U.S., including certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500s, Tahoes, and Suburbans; 2015 GMC Sierra 1500s and Yukons; and 2015 Cadillac Escalades. Vehicles in Canada, Mexico, and other countries are also being recalled.
Source: NHTSA, AP via ABC News