GM recalls more than 1 million pickups and SUVs

GM recalls 1.2 million pickups SUVs for power steering problem	 	 	 			The logo of U.S. carmaker General Motors or GM

If you drive a 2015 GM full-size truck or SUV, you can expect a notice coming in the mail soon as the company starts a recall campaign for 1.2 million vehicles from that model year over concerns that the power steering might fail without warning. Such a failure increases the risk of a crash. The latest recall covers a total of 1.2 million vehicles, mostly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The automaker said the defect can cause the vehicle to lose power steering momentarily, especially at low speeds.The same problem has been linked to other electrical systems, including stability control, cruise control and air conditioning.

GM said the brake assembly, manufactured by ZF, was improperly chromed and tempered (two metallurgical processes that improve toughness and reduce friction). Also affected are 2015 Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon SUVs.


A similar power steering recall affected some 700,000 Chevrolet and GMC trucks in the United States past year.

The same issue prompted the firm to recall about 800,000 pickup trucks past year. Once the gas is out GM says the problem won't happen again.

GM has stated that they will notify owners of these vehicles, and dealers will be able to update the EPS module software, free of charge. Download the 10News app now.

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