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Police Pursuit Cars Recalled Due to Safety Risk

Paige Tears-Gladstone8 months ago

According to AutoNews, General Motors is recalling nearly 6,300 police cars due to a power-steering defect.

Investigating the Police Car Defect

An investigation was launched by GM last September after the La Grange, Illinois police department submitted an incident report which noted a loss of power steering. This investigation discovered that corrosion could occur on a torque sensor connector as a result of the police vehicles’ heavy usage.

This corrosion could potentially cause the electric power steering to be lost and force the driver to put more effort into manually steering, thereby increasing the risk of an accident.

Solution: Recall and Replace

While no accidents or injuries have occurred yet as a result of this issue, GM has decided to issue a recall on the potentially at-risk parts.

According to documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, this recall affects 6,280 2014, 2015, and 2016 model-year Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit cars. Dealerships will replace the steering gear assembly at no charge.

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