GM is recalling over a million trucks and SUVs due to a serious issue with their power steering.
You know when the recall hits the million vehicle mark that it’s a big deal, but this one includes quite a few accidents to lend credence to the fact that there is a serious issue here.
GM is recalling roughly 1.2 million vehicles in the United States due to an issue with the power steering module. The recall is for all three of GM’s truck and SUV-producing brands: Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac.
The recalled vehicles are all 2015 model year trucks and SUVs, including the Cadillac Escalade, GMC, Yukon, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Silverado, and GMC Sierra.
At fault here is a bizarre issue with the power steering. Seemingly completely at random, the power steering module will short out and stop working, then it will abruptly return but usually during a low-speed turn. The sudden loss of power steering and then having it return during a turning maneuver, no matter how slow, is very distracting and can definitely lead the driver to either under or oversteer in order to correct for the sudden return of power steering.
GM is aware of 30 accidents as a result of this issue, including 2 injuries.
The largest carmaker in America will notify affected vehicle owners sometime soon, although they haven’t given an official time frame on when that process will begin. You can assume with 1.2 million vehicles to process it’ll take some time.
Fixing the power steering module will be relatively simple: just book an appointment with your authorized GM dealership and download a software update to the Electronic Power Steering module. That’s it.
If you’re incredibly old and can’t figure out how to work a website (and yet can still somehow read this article), then you can always call them the old fashion way. Cadillac customer service is at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service is 1-800-222-1020 and GMC customer service is 1-800-462-8782.