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Recall 18V586000

Power Steering Assist Fails Momentarily

Recall Details

The electric power steering (EPS) power assist may fail momentarily and then begin operating again. Dealers will update the EPS module software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The electric power steering assist may fail momentarily and then suddenly function again. This can cause difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, increasing risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Chevrolet or GMC truck must be performed by a General Motors dealership. General Motors will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable for 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 18289.

Suspension & Steering, September 07, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 07, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1,015,918
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V586000
Component
STEERING
Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Sierra 1500 and Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade vehicles. Electric power steering (EPS) assist may be lost momentarily, followed by a sudden return of EPS assist.
Consequence
If EPS assist is lost and then suddenly returns, the driver may have difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the EPS module software, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 18289.
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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