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Recall 15V442000

Steering Tie Rod Linkage Loose At Gear

Recall Details

The steering linkage inner tie rod end may be loose where it attaches to the steering gear. Dealers will replace the steering gear free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

A connecting rod in the steering linkage called the inner tie rod may not be tightened properly to the steering gear. This could result in the loss of steering.

What Should You Do?

General Motors notified owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2015. 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 15386.

Suspension & Steering, July 10, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
July 10, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
10
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V442000
Component
STEERING
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured November 8, 2013, to March 12, 2015, and 2015 Chevrolet Volt vehicles manufactured April 11, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the inner tie rod may not be tightened to specification allowing the tie rod to separate from the steering gear.
Consequence
Separation of the tie rod from the steering gear could result in the loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2015. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 15386.
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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