General Motors (GM) announced a recall of nearly 800,000 pickup trucks (690,685 in the United States alone) over concerns about the sudden loss of power steering that may cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles.
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Dates: Jan. 30, 2013-Sept. 4, 2014
2014 GMC Sierra 1500
Dates: Jan. 29, 2013 – Sept. 4 2014
GM is recalling these vehicles due to reports that the power steering system may suddenly fail, especially during low-speed maneuvers. The issue seems to stem from the truck’s computer system, which may fail to maintain the correct voltage needed for the power steering system. When the proper voltage is not supplied, the system will suddenly shut down until the required minimum voltage is supplied.
At this time, GM has not reported any injuries or deaths due to this issue, but the company has issued a recall. Owners and dealers will be notified of the problem, and the electronic power steering software will be re-flashed free of charge.
This same model vehicle was recalled last year for faulty airbag software, an issue that affected 3.64 million vehicles. With two software recalls on the same vehicle, it is clear that GM must perform better for its customers. When the software in a truck fails to supply power to essential vehicle functions, the safety drivers and passengers may be at risk. If you have experienced other problems with your truck, it is important to speak with a lemon law attorney to explore your legal options – it is very possible the software may be causing other issues that allows you to pursue compensation or a complete buyback for these problems.
The sudden loss of power steering in a truck could result in the driver being unable to steer the vehicle. A serious accident like a head-on collision, or rear-end collision, or another type of accident could be devastating for all of those involved. What’s more, the time spent taking the vehicle in and even consumer mistrust in the vehicle on the secondhand market can lead to costs you should not have to be burdened with.
If you are the owner of a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 or a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500, you should receive a notice from General Motors about the recall and instructions for getting the software updated. It is crucial that you follow the instructions and get this issue addressed immediately. These repairs should be performed free of charge.
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