GM Recalls 1.2M Vehicles Worldwide

by Bamidele Ogunberu Posted on September 13th, 2018

‎Detroit, Michigan‎, USA :General Motors Co (GM.N) is recalling 1.205 million pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles worldwide due to issues with a temporary loss of power steering causing the driver to have difficulty steering, the No.1 U.S. automaker said on Thursday.

This is the latest example of a problem generated by the industry’s growing use of software to control a car’s mechanical functions.

In 2017, GM had recalled here nearly 800,000 pickup trucks worldwide because of the same problem.

The recall covers certain 2015 Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac pickup trucks and SUVs, and includes about 1.02 million vehicles in the United States.

They include the Chevrolet Silverado SD; the GMC Yukon; the GMC Sierra LD; and the Chevrolet Tahoe.

Canada and Mexico are the biggest markets outside of the US for those vehicles.

GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson said the automaker has received reports of 30 crashes and two injuries, but no deaths linked to the recall.

It said it has introduced changes since 2015 to mitigate the problem, which causes temporary loss of power steering and makes it difficult to steer, especially under low-speed conditions.

The problem may cause difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash, according to auto safety regulator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

GM dealers will update the power steering module software, free of charge for owners of the affected vehicles.

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