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GM Recalls 800,000 Pickups for Faulty Power Steering

General Motors has issued a recall for nearly 800,000 pickup trucks that can lose power steering without warning, resulting in an increased risk of crash.

About the GM Power Steering Recall

According to Fortune, the problem is triggered when the vehicle is using a lot of electrical power, such as during low speed turns.

If the trucks’ power levels drop too low, the power steering suddenly disable. This results in a sudden steering jolt that can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles.

Included in the recall are 690,000 trucks sold in the U.S. and another 100,000 vehicles sold in Canada and other countries.

Vehicle Models Affected by the GM Power Steering Recall

The recall is limited to certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. Consumers who purchased affected vehicles will be notified by General Motors. They may also visit the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) where they can check any open recalls on their vehicle by entering the vehicle’s VIN.

The same models were impacted by a recall of more than 3.64 million vehicles which occurred last year. That recall dealt with defective airbag software.

Both of these recalls pale in comparison to GM’s 1971 recall of 6.6 million vehicles equipped with faulty engine mounts.

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