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Recall 15V146000

Power Steering Assist Failure

Recall Details

The electric power steering system may fail, due to the steering column housing contacting and wearing on the power steering printed circuit board. Dealers will inspect and replace the steering column as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The power steering system may fail, resulting in steering effort being greater than expected. This could result in the loss of vehicle control.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your General Motors vehicle must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles in 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local General Motors dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Suspension & Steering, March 13, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 13, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,295
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V146000
Component
STEERING
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2015 Buick Encore vehicles manufactured November 27, 2014, to February 24, 2015, and 2015 Chevrolet Trax vehicles manufactured November 18, 2014, to February 17, 2015. The steering column assembly housing may contact the power steering printed circuit board causing the circuit board to wear.
Consequence
The circuit board wear may cause a sudden loss of electric power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the steering column assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15168.
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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