General Motors is recalling more than 1 million pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles, citing a power steering issue.
According to The Wall Street Journal, GM said that 30 crashes and two injuries were connected with the issue but that no deaths have occurred. GM submitted a recall notice with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for 2015 models of:
- GMC Sierras
- Chevrolet Silverados
- Chevrolet Suburbans and Tahoes
- GMC Yukons
- Cadillac Escalades
GM reported that the electric power steering (EPS) for each model has had a tendency to give out momentarily. At low speeds, this malfunction could make the vehicle especially difficult to steer. GM plans to install free updates of the EPS software.
The company says that the issue with the EPS in 2015 models is due to improvements “address[ing] low voltage conditions.” The car manufacturer asserts that the “product and process” changes made after 2015 have improved performance across the board.
In 2015, the motor company faced criticism due to an ignition switch issue. GM paid $900 million to the U.S. Department of Justice and set aside as much as $300 million for victims and their families connected to the ignition switch problem.
GM started its investigation about the EPS system on June 28 and announced its recall on Aug. 30.
Consumers with one of these models should go to the NHTSA’s website and enter their vehicle identification number (VIN) to determine whether or not the recall applies to them.