General Motors has issued a recall spanning multiple models after a fault in the steering assemblies was discovered. GM has so far recalled 29 million cars this year, a record for the company, after it was found it delayed to recall 2.5 million small cars with a faulty ignition switch for over 10 years.
The problem: GM says fasteners on the steering intermediate shaft and the steering gear and/or the lower control arm of affected models may not be tightened to specification. This could lead to components separating, reducing steering control and increasing the risk of a crash.
Vehicles affected: 2014 model year Buick Regal, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Impalas are affected by the recall.
Number of vehicles affected: In total, only 106 cars are affected. It should be noted all of these models are produced at GM’s Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant, so the problem likely stems from a manufacturing error.
The fix: Dealers will inspect the fasteners and correct the torque if needed. GM notified owners of affected vehicles on June 27, 2014.
Contacts: Owners may contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300, Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020 or Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006 for more information. If you’re wondering if your vehicle is affected by a recall, you may search all GM recalls by entering your VIN number here.