General Motors is recalling 1.2 million trucks and SUVs in North America. Such a failure increases the risk of a crash.
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling more than 240,000 vehicles, mainly in the US and Canada, to fix a problem that could hamper rear brake performance.
GM identified a problem in the software that controls the power steering on 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500s, GMC Sierra 1500s, Chevrolet Suburbans and Tahoes, GMC Yukons and Cadillac Escalades. A potential loss in power steering could cause difficulty in steering the vehicle and possibly lead to a crash. Normally when your power steering is having a problem, you gradually notice it due to a fluid leak or a bad pump. GM said that about 210,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold new in the USA, while the others were delivered to Canada.
A list of models being recalled. Also covered is the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu.
Dealers will bleed the brakes to remove gas.
Dealerships will update the software to fix the problem at no cost to owners.
GM said the brake assembly, manufactured by ZF, was improperly chromed and tempered (two metallurgical processes that improve toughness and reduce friction).
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