GM recalls 1 million light trucks over power steering issue; a software update will fix it

General Motors announced it is recalling more than 1 million pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. over concerns of power steering loss. The affected models include the Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban and Tahoe, the GMC Sierra and Yukon, and the Cadillac Escalade, all of which are from the 2015 model year. It is estimated that 1,015,918 vehicles are involved.

“Electric power steering (EPS) assist may be lost momentarily, followed by a sudden return of EPS assist,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF) said. “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.”

A similar power steering recall affected some 700,000 Chevrolet and GMC trucks last year.

General Motors will notify owners of the problem and dealers will update the vehicles’ EPS software, free of charge. It’s unclear exactly when the recall work will kick off, as “the manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule,” according to the document.

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