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Recall 14V409000

Front Steering And Suspension Components May Separate

Recall Details

The bolts fastening the steering intermediate shaft to the steering gear and the lower ball joint to the lower control arms may not be properly torqued. This could cause the components to separate, resulting in the loss of control of the vehicle. Dealers will inspect and tighten these components as necessary free of charge to resolve the problem.

Our Quick Take

Certain components of the front steering and suspension may not be properly tightened. They could separate from each other, causing loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in June 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 14378.

Suspension & Steering, July 2, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 2, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
106
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V409000
Component
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Buick Regal, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Impala vehicles. Improperly torqued fasteners may cause the steering intermediate shaft and the steering gear and/or the lower control arm and the lower ball joint to separate.
Consequence
If any of the components separate, the vehicle may have a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM began to notify owners on June 27, 2014, and dealers will inspect the fasteners for correct torque, correcting them as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac) or 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14378.
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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