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GM recalls one million pickup trucks, SUVs

15 September 2018

General Motors Co has issued a safety recall for about 1.2 million pickup trucks and SUVs globally, citing problems with the power steering function. A failure would increase the risk of a crash. The latest recall covers a total of 1.2 million vehicles, mostly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The affected models include the Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban and Tahoe, the GMC Sierra and Yukon, and the Cadillac Escalade, all of which are from the 2015 model year.

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

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In 2017, GM had recalled here almost 800,000 pickup trucks worldwide because of the same problem. GM said that about 210,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold new in the US, while the others were delivered to Canada.

The defective brake parts were built by German supplier ZF Group, which also supplied faulty brakes to the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE- and GLS-Class crossover SUVs. The company says it has 30 reports of crashes with two injuries, but no deaths. Once the gas is out GM says the problem won't happen again.

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GM is preparing to notify owners, but those with concerns can call dealers and schedule repairs now.

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GM recalls one million pickup trucks, SUVs