Date
24 September 2018
GM's latest vehicle recall over a power steering problem covers some 2015 Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac pickup trucks and SUVs. Photo: Bloomberg
GM's latest vehicle recall over a power steering problem covers some 2015 Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac pickup trucks and SUVs. Photo: Bloomberg

GM to recall 1.2 mln vehicles due to steering problem

General Motors is recalling 1.205 million pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles worldwide due to issues with a temporary loss of power steering, Reuters reports.

The recall covers certain 2015 Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac pickup trucks and SUVs, the report said, citing an announcement from the US automaker on Thursday.

The vehicles being recalled include about 1.02 million units in the United States,

GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson said the automaker has received reports of 30 crashes and two injuries, but no deaths linked to the issue.

The problem may cause difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash, according to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

GM dealers will update the power steering module software, free of charge for owners of the affected vehicles.

In 2017, GM had recalled here nearly 800,000 pickup trucks worldwide because of the same problem, the report noted.

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