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GM recalls 1 Million Pickups, SUVs for Power Steering Defect

General Motors (GM) is recalling more than one million full-size pickup trucks and SUVs to correct a safety defect that could cause the vehicles to temporarily lose electric power steering, increasing the risk of a crash. GM said the safety recall affects certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickups, Tahoe and Suburban SUVs, GMC Sierra 1500 and Yukon SUVs, and Cadillac Escalades. The automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the defect affects the electric power steering. “If (electric power steering) is lost and then suddenly returns, the driver may have difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low ... Read More

Hyundai Sonata recall announced due to power steering issues; more than 170K impacted

More than 170,000 Sonata midsize cars are now under recall by Hyundai upon the discovery the vehicles’ power steering may fail unexpectedly. If the power steering fails while the driver is in motion, the vehicle will become difficult to steer and increase the chances of having an accident. The Hyundai Sonata recall impacts only vehicles from the 2011 model year. The Sonata was the automaker’s top-selling vehicle in the U.S. at the time of its release. According to Hyundai, the Sonata’s computer circuit board within the power-steering control unit may become damaged over time, allowing it to malfunction. Although Hyundai ... Read More

Police car recall announced by GM due to reports of power-steering failure

Almost 6,300 police cars are now under recall by General Motors (GM) upon the automaker’s discovery of a power-steering defect in the recalled vehicles. The most recent GM recall encompasses all of the Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit vehicles from model years 2014 through 2016. The issue was first discovered by the La Grange, Ill., police department upon noting the high number of power steering losses in its fleet of vehicles. No injuries or accidents have been linked to the police car recall. According to the ABC News, the issue lies in the police car’s torque sensor connector, which may become ... Read More

GM recalls certain 2015 Buick Encore and Chevy Trax vehicles

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), both 2015 Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax vehicles are now being recalled by General Motors (GM). The NHTSA’s notice suggests that approximately 2,295 of the vehicles registered in the U.S. suffer from an electrical issue that may disable power steering while the vehicle is in motion. The NHTSA released the following statement in regard to the cause of the latest GM recall: “In certain [Encore and Trax] vehicles, the steering column assembly housing may come into contact with the power steering printed circuit board. This contact could eventually cause enough wear on the ... Read More

Steering defect, other problems prompt Ford to recall 1.3 million vehicles

Ford Motor Company is recalling 915,000 compact sport utility vehicles to repair a defect in the steering gear that can result in a sudden loss of power steering. The recall is the largest of four safety recalls affecting 1.3 million vehicles the auto maker announced Thursday. According to Ford, the steering defect recall affects model year 2008-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs manufactured at Ford’s Kansas City, Mo., factory. The company is also recalling 527 of the vehicles outside the U.S. for the same problem. The vehicles affected by the glitch were made between Aug. 18, 2006, and Sept. ... Read More

Approximately 803,000 newer model Toyota vehicles being recalled in the U.S.

Toyota Motor Co., the world’s best-selling automaker, is recalling approximately 803,000 newer model vehicles after reports of a potential short circuit causing airbags and power-steering to be disabled. The affected vehicles are the Camry and Camry hybrid, Avalon and Avalon hybrid and Venza of the 2012 and 2013 model year. According to Toyota, the short circuit is caused by a possible water leak from the air conditioning condenser onto the air bag control module. This issue may also be responsible for additional problems, such as disabling the power-steering system or causing the airbags to deploy involuntarily. The recall has been ... Read More

NHTSA calls on NASA rocket scientists to study Toyota’s electronics

Sure, many Toyota drivers have found themselves behind the wheel of a vehicle that suddenly and unexpectedly takes off like a rocket, but who could have predicted federal safety regulators would turn to NASA rocket scientists to help find the cause? Today the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it is enlisting some of the nation’s top space and aeronautics experts to examine Toyota’s electronic throttle controls for signs they are causing some vehicles to accelerate uncontrollably, often at violent speeds. Although Toyota continually insists that its acceleration problems aren’t linked to the electronic controls, many industry experts and engineers ... Read More

Driver complaints to NHTSA reveal Toyota recall repairs aren’t working

Quality Control Systems, a statistical analysis and research firm based in Crownsville, Maryland, has been publishing new complaints of sudden, unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles as they are received by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency has taken a special interest in sudden acceleration incidents that occur after the vehicles involved have been “repaired” under one or more of the safety recalls. Make : TOYOTA Model : COROLLA Year : 2010 Manufacturer : TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION Crash : Yes Fire : No Number of Injuries: 0 ODI ID Number : 10318389 Number of Deaths: 0 Date of Failure: ... Read More

2,400 ATVs recalled over potential for steering loss

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and BRP U.S. Inc. of Sturtevant, Wisconsin announced a recall of approximately 2,400 Can-Am all-terrain vehicles. According to the CPSC, the dynamic power steering (DPS) can fail on the model year 2010 vehicles, resulting in the sudden loss of steering control, which exposes drivers to a significant risk of injury and death. According to BRP, an electrical short circuit may occur, causing the vehicle to suddenly steer left on its own and in some situations a total loss of control can occur. The CPSC urges owners of the recalled ATVs to stop using the ... Read More