General Motors Recalls Full-Size Chevrolet and GMC Pickups and Large SUVs For Steering Problem
Detroit September 13, 2018; GM announces recall for 1.02 million vehicles including the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC 1500 pickups, as well as 2015 Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs, but the problem only affects about 2% of these vehicles. .
GM said it had identified 30 crashes, two injuries and no deaths connected to the defect.
"These vehicles may experience a temporary loss of" electric power steering, "followed by a sudden return," especially "during low-speed turning maneuvers," GM told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a regulatory document.
"The loss and sudden return of EPS assist typically happens within a 1 second period and is caused by an electrical/software issue," GM said.
The defect could cause drivers to "have difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash," according to GM.
Customers will be notified if they are affected and will receive repairs for free.
Dealers will conduct a software fix to rectify the defect.