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Recall 06V105000

Power Steering Pressure Line Leaks

Recall Details

The power steering pressure hose may leak from a failed crimp. Dealers will replace the power steering gear inlet hose free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The pressure hose for the power steering system may fail and leak, resulting in a fire hazard in the engine compartment, and reduced steering assistance.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in March 2006. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The General Motors recall number is 06026.

Suspension & Steering, April 5, 2006

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 5, 2006
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
12,862
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V105000
Component
STEERING
Summary
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A V8 ENGINE,THE POWER STEERING HOSE CONNECTORS MAY HAVE BEEN INADEQUATELY CRIMPED WHICH COULD RESULT IN A FLUID LEAK.
Consequence
IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, POWER STEERING ASSIST MAY BE LOST AND INCREASED STEERING EFFORT WOULD BE REQUIRED AT LOW SPEEDS. ALSO, IF THE POWER STEERING FLUID WERE TO CONTACT HOT ENGINE PARTS, AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE COULD OCCUR.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE POWER STEERING GEAR INLET HOSE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 29, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080 OR CADILLAC AT 1-866-982-2339.
Notify
GM RECALL NO. 06026. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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