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Recall 14V246000

Steering Tie Rod Linkage Loose At Gear

Recall Details

The tie rod where it threads into the steering gear rack may not be tightened enough. Dealers will inspect the inner toe rods to make sure they are correctly tightened, replacing any defective steering gear as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The steering linkage tie rod where it threads into the steering gear rack may not be tight enough. This can allow it to loosen and separate, resulting in the loss of steering.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in May 2014. 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 14204.

Suspension & Steering, May 14, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 14, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
477
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V246000
Component
STEERING
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Silverado vehicles manufactured May 23, 2013, through March 25, 2014, 2014 GMC Sierra vehicles manufactured May 25, 2013, through March 31, 2014, and 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe vehicles manufactured January 29, 2014, through March 27, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the tie rod threaded attachment may not be properly tightened to the steering gear rack.
Consequence
An improperly tightened tie rod attachment may allow the tie rod to separate from the steering rack, resulting in a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
GM notified all owners, and dealers will inspect the inner tie rods to make sure that they are correctly tightened, replacing the steering gear, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on May 14, 2014. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), or 1-800-462-8782 (GMC). GM's number for this recall is 14204. NOTE: Owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until they have been inspected and repaired. Owners should contact GM to have their vehicles towed to the dealership.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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