General Motors (GM) recently announced a recall of over 1 million pickups and SUVs for possible steering malfunctions. So far, there have been at least 30 crashes and two injuries related to the defect, according to GM.
GM estimates the steering wheel defect will affect around 20,400 of the 1.02 million recalled vehicles. Of those recalled, approximately 448,800 are Chevrolet Silverado pickups – GM’s most popular vehicle.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulatory document issued on September 12, 2018, GM’s recalled vehicles may experience a temporary loss of power steering followed by a sudden return, especially during low-speed turning maneuvers.
The document goes on to say, “If EPS [Electrical Power Steering] assist is lost and then suddenly returns, the driver may have difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.”
GM intends to notify vehicle owners and dealers of the recall, updating the EPS software free of charge
Vehicles Affected by the Recent GM Recall:
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2015 GMC 1500 Pickups
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
2015 Chevrolet Suburban
2015 GMC Yukon
2015 Cadillac Escalade
Was Your Vehicle Affected by the GM Steering Recall (Recall No. 18289)?
If you own a vehicle affected by the GM electrical power steering recall, you can receive more information about the recall by calling:
- Cadillac customer service – 1-800-458-8006
- Chevrolet customer service – 1-800-222-1020
- GMC customer service – 1-800-462-8782
Were You in an Accident Involving a Recalled GM Vehicle?
If you or a loved one have been the victim of power steering or electronic stability failures that have resulted in serious injury or death, contact the Potts Law Firm to have your case reviewed by our automobile defect lawyers.
We accept automobile defect cases on a contingent fee basis; meaning we only get paid if we win or settle your case. If there is no recovery, you will owe no attorney’s fees. Contact us today for your free consultation.