GM Recalls 700K GMC Sierras, Chevy Silverados

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Aug. 7, 2017—General Motors has recalled hundreds of thousands of Chevy and GMC pickup trucks due to a potential power steering issue.

More than 690,000 2014 GMC Sierra 1500s and 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500s could be potentially affected by the issue. The vehicles may have a software problem that can cause them to lose their electric power steering assistance for about one second, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

“If [the power steering] assist is lost and suddenly returned, the driver could lose temporary control of the steering wheel, increasing the risk of a crash,” NHTSA said in a public recall document.

The document explains the defect further:

General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2014 model year Chevrolet Silverado LD and GMC Sierra LD vehicles. These vehicles may experience a temporary loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist followed by a sudden return of EPS assist, particularly during low-speed turning maneuvers. The loss and sudden return of EPS assist typically happens within a 1 second period and is caused by an electrical/software issue


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