GM is recalling certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups over concerns of a possible power steering system malfunction which can increase the risk of a crash.
The recall, which affects 1,015,918 vehicles, also includes the 2015 Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon and Cadillac Escalade. GM reports that the electric power steering (EPS) assist on these vehicles may be lost momentarily, followed by a sudden return of EPS assist.
GM warns that if EPS assist is lost and then suddenly returns, steering may become difficult especially at low speeds and increase the risk of a crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the EPS module software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM’s number for this recall is 18289.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov and search for NHTSA Campaign Number 18V586000.