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GM Recalls 1 Million Late-Model Trucks And SUVs After Sudden Power Failures Cause Injury Crashes

September 13, 2018

More bad news for America’s number one car manufacturer as over one million of their most popular vehicles have been recalled. The issue has to do with sudden and dangerous power failures that have been cited in several crashes.


General Motors has issued a recall for certain trucks and SUVs that all have the same steering software, which is believed to have led to the accidents.


According to ABC News,  “GM says the power steering can fail momentarily during a voltage drop and suddenly return, mainly during low-speed turns.


“Such a failure increases the risk of a crash. The company says it has 30 reports of crashes with two injuries, but no deaths.


“The recall covers certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups as well as Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs. Also affected are 2015 Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon SUVs.”


For those worried about the cost of repairs - good news!

“Dealers will update the power steering software at no cost to owners. No date has been set to notify customers, but GM says the software is available now, so owners can contact dealers to schedule repairs.”


It’s interesting to note that the mega car manufacturer had to recall 2014 model years of the same vehicles just last year, so it seems to be a prevailing problem. Let’s hope that, this time, they console the issue once and for all.

To see more about this recall, watch the video, below.