GM recalls 1.2 million pickups, SUVs for power steering problem

GM Brake Recall- Chevrolet Malibu

GM Brake Recall- Chevrolet Malibu

General Motors is recalling 1.2 million big pickup trucks and SUVs mainly in North America because of power-assisted steering problems that have been cited in a number of accidents. A failure would increase the risk of a crash.

The recall covers certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups as well as Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs.

According to a preliminary filing obtained by Automotive News, the problem affects 10 different models including the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu; 2018-2019 Buick Lacrosse and Regal; 2018-2019 Cadillac XTS; 2018-2019 Chevrolet Bolt, Cruze, Equinox, Impala, and Volt; and 2018-2019 GMC Terrain. GM said that about 210,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold new in the US, while the others were delivered to Canada.

GM says there have been 30 crashes because of the defect, with two injuries.

At an unspecified date, dealers will replace the rear calipers and bleed the brake system to clear the lines of trapped gas.

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.

In 2014, the No.1 USA automaker had recalled almost 800,000 pickup trucks worldwide because of the same problem. Download the 10News app now.

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