Recall 17V116000

Power Steering Assistance Fails

Recall Details

The power steering system wiring connector may not be sealed properly, allowing water to get in and cause corrosion to occur. This could cause the steering system to lose power assist. Dealers will inspect the seal seating at the connector and secure the electronic power steering seals free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

Power steering assistance can fail on the vehicle due to moisture entering the wiring connectors of the system, causing corrosion. This would increase steering effort and increase risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Buick must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected (a timetable of this notification is not available as of the time of this writing). If you do 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. The General Motors recall number is 17085.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, February 23, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 23, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,085
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V116000
Component
STEERING
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2017 Buick LaCrosse vehicles. The electrical connectors for the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system may not be properly sealed. As a result, water may enter and corrode the connectors possibly resulting in a loss of power steering.
Consequence
A loss of power steering may result in increased manual steering effort, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect correct the seal seating and secure the EPS connector seals, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's number for this recall is 17085.
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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