Power Steering, Loose Brakes Force GM Truck, SUV Recalls

General Motors has issued two major recalls over defective steering and brake issues. GM said more than one million full-size pickups and large SUVs are at risk of briefly losing power steering after a sudden turn, especially at low speeds. GM said it had identified 30 crashes and two injuries connected to the defect. Affected are certain:

  • 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC 1500 pickups
  • 2015 Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs

The Silverado makes up about 44 percent of the recalled vehicles. Customers will be notified if they are affected and dealers will conduct a software fix to rectify the defect.

In addition, General Motors is recalling 41,000 Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks and a few police SUVs to fix brake pedals that may become loose. Some are included in the power steering recall. Included in the brake issue recall are the following 2015-2016 models:

  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500, and 3500 pickup trucks
  • Chevrolet Tahoe Police Pursuit SUVs
  • GMC Sierra 2500 and Sierra 3500 pickup trucks

GM said a thread adhesive was not applied to the bolt that holds the rubber pedal cover on the brake. GM said it will contact owners and the fix will be performed free of charge.

To see if your vehicle is affected by these or any other recalls, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website and enter the vehicle’s VIN number.