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Another GM Recall: 800,000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Trucks for Faulty Power Steering

General Motors has issued yet another vehicle recall, this time for certain Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks in need of a power steering fix.

Recalled Silverado, Sierra Pickups May Lose Power Steering Due to Software Glitch

The GM recall affects more than 690,000 2014 Model Year Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 trucks sold in the U.S., as well as 80,000 in Canada and 25,000 in other markets.  According to a Safety Bulletin from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the recalled pickups could suffer a temporary loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist, especially during low-speed turning maneuvers.

The recalled Silverados were  manufactured between January 30, 2013 and September 4, 2014, while the Sierras were made between January 29, 2013 and September 4, 2014. GM began investigating the power steering problem last February and decided to announce a recall for the Silverado and Sierra pickups on June 22nd.

The problem is related to a software/electrical issue, and usually causes the loss and sudden return of power steering within a 1-second period.

“Events that demand high current, such as low speed turns, can cause temporary low voltage conditions,” the NHTSA bulletin said. “When the system voltage drops below 8.8 volts for more than 1 second–e.g., during low-speed turns–EPS assist is disabled until voltage returns to 9 volts for a minimum of 40 milliseconds, at which point EPS assist returns.”

The loss and sudden return of power steering could cause a driver to lose control of the vehicle, resulting in a crash. However, GM has not disclosed whether any accidents or injuries have been associated with this issue.

A software update to fix the power steering problem will be provided to affected Silverado and Sierra pickup truck owners free of charge. However, GM has yet to announce a start date.

Visit the NHTSA’s website to determine if a vehicle is included in the recall. For further information, contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-432-8782.

Previous GM Car & Truck Recalls

This new recall comes less than a year after GM recalled 4 million vehicles, including 3.64 million in the United States, to fix another software glitch that could cause front airbags and seat belt pretensioners to fail in certain situations. At the time, GM said it was aware of one death and three injuries linked to the problem.

Last month, GM recalled 40,000 cars and trucks that were originally included in that action out of  concern that some of the vehicles had not received the full software update intended to fix the problem.  GM cars and trucks affected by last month’s recall include:


  • 2014-2016 Buick Lacrosse
  • 2014-2017 Buick Encore


  • 2014-2016 Chevrolet Spark EV
  • 2014-2016 Caprice PPV
  • 2014-2016 Chevrolet SS
  • 2014-2017 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 2014-2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • 2015-2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500
  • 2015-2016 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 2015-2016 Chevrolet Suburban
  • 2015-2016 Chevrolet Trax


  • 2014-2017 GMC Sierra 1500
  • 2015-2017 GMC Sierra HD 2500 and 3500
  • 2015-2016 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL


  • 2015-2016 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV

In 2014, GM recalled 2.6 million vehicles to repair faulty ignition switches that were responsible for at least 124 deaths and 275 injuries.

GM has also announced several vehicle recalls associated with defective Takata airbags.

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