General Motors recalled its full-size pickup trucks and large SUVs due to a steering wheel malfunction that could lead drivers into a crash.
Over one million vehicles have been recalled. Among those are certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC pickups, a 2015 Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs.
GM indicated the defect in the steering wheel only affects two percent of the vehicles.
The company said to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the problem is the vehicles may experience a temporary loss of electric power steering, followed by a sudden return.
“The loss and sudden return of EPS assist typically happens within a 1 second period and is caused by an electrical/software issue,” GM said.
This means at low speeds, drivers may have difficulty steering the vehicle, which could increase a crash.
GM started a safety investigation on June 28 and after analyzing customer complaints, it decided to recall the vehicles on August 30. So far, there have been 30 crashes and two injuries.
Last year, nearly 700,000 Chevrolet and GMC trucks were recalled due to another power steering recall.
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