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Recall 14V450000

Power Steering Assist Loss

Recall Details

The power steering system may fail due to a faulty electrical ground to the power steering control module (PSCM). Dealers will clean paint from behind the ground stud nut and update the PSCM software free of charge to correct the problem.

Our Quick Take

The power steering assist may fail, resulting in extra effort turning the steering wheel.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 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 14330.

Suspension & Steering, July 23, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 23, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
57,242
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V450000
Component
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured November 5, 2012, to December 20, 2013. Due to a poor electrical ground connection to the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM), the affected vehicles may have a loss of power steering assist during start up or while driving.
Consequence
If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will clean paint from behind the ground stud nut and update the PSCM software, free of charge. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14330.
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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