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30 Crashes Lead To New GM Truck & SUV Recall

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John Goreham
Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
9-15-2018

 

General Motors 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. That can cause - and has caused - crashes. 30 so far that GN knows about. Luckily, nobody has yet been killed. GM will notify owners, and dealers will update the EPS module software, free of charge. GM has not yet provided NHTSA a notification schedule. So why wait? You can check the VIN of your vehicle right here.  

 

Does this recall sound familiar? The Detroit Free Press reports GM recalled 2014 model year vehicles for the same problem last year. Too bad GM didn't fully identify the issue then. 30 owners would not have been in a crash.  

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Sounds familiar and is.

Mine had the software update last year.

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FYI - OP pic is the HD Trucks. HD Trucks are not affected since they do not use Electric Power Steering. 

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So is steering being lose completely when it happens? Or just the power boost?

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4 hours ago, SnakeEyeSS said:

So is steering being lose completely when it happens? Or just the power boost?

When the steering is lost it is followed buy girlie screams and white knuckle syndrome just as the truck is entering a curve. Other than that, steering is overrated.

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Loss of steering, then a potential sudden gain of steering.

Can be a dangerous situation. Bad problem but fairly easy fix.

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I thought I read it was happening only at speeds under 10mph.

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Great.  Mine's recalled.  Oh well, needed an oil change too so might as well take it in.

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Hmmmm, yeah, lets have module-controlled electronic steering using components built in the 3rd world, and the cheapest possible wiring and connections ever invented. BRILLIANT idea, GM! Way to work! :thumbs:

 

Lets make it ALL electronic! Waiting to see tire modules, windshield modules, gas cap modules ...

 

Electronics are where it's at! :uhoh:

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On 9/19/2018 at 3:57 AM, Colossus said:

The dealer might not yet be ready to do the recalls yet. 

They're probably trying to figure out how the system operates ... along with the people who designed it.

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