GM recalls 230,000 crossover SUVs and sedans over brake issue


The Detroit-based automaker is recalling over 1.2 million SUVs and full-size pickups because of a concern with the steering mechanism, which may increase the likelihood of a crash. According to AutoBlog, this is for model year 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Suburban and Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon and Yukon XL and Cadillac Escalade.

The same issue prompted the firm to recall about 800,000 pickup trucks previous year.

GM reported that if EPS is lost and suddenly returns, the driver of the vehicle could have difficulty steering.

More than 1 million of the trucks are in the US, and most of the rest are in Canada and Mexico.

A similar power steering recall affected some 700,000 Chevrolet and GMC trucks in the U.S. previous year. GM said that about 210,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold new in the USA, while the others were delivered to Canada. The company says it has 30 reports of crashes with two injuries, but no deaths. GM said in a government filing that "hydrogen gas can remain trapped in the piston body", which may make the brakes feel soft and take longer to stop the vehicle. GM dealers will update the power steering module software, free of charge for owners of the affected vehicles.