General Motors recalls some pickups and SUVs over brakes

Irving Hamilton
September 16, 2018

The defect affects Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 trucks and Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs from the 2015 model year.

General Motors is recalling 1.2 million big pickup trucks and SUVs mainly in North America because of power-assisted steering problems that have been cited in a number of accidents.

GM says the brake pedal pivot nut may loosen.

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The problem may cause difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash, according to auto safety regulator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Dealers will update the power steering software at no cost to owners. The latest recall covers a total of 1.2 million vehicles, mostly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The Detroit-based company said it will notify customers, who can then have their vehicles repaired for free by a dealer. There's a small number in other countries. GM also recalled 2014 trucks previous year to address the same issue.

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