General Motors has asked dealers to stop deliveries of the 2015 Chevrolet Trax and Buick Encore crossovers due to a pending safety recall to fix an issue that can result in a loss of electric power steering.
The problem: in units affected by the recall, the steering column assembly housing may touch against the power steering printed circuit board. This might result in a sudden loss of power steering assist, making it more difficult to steer and increasing the risk of a crash.
Affected vehicles: two Gamma platform crossovers are affected, including the:
- 2015 Chevrolet Trax
- 2015 Buick Encore
Numbers of vehicles affected: about 2,300.
The fix: General Motors told dealers that it is working with the supplier to get the needed parts to fix the defect. Once the parts are available, dealers will inspect and possibly replace the steering column assembly. The repairs will be made free of charge to the customer.
Contacts: owners may search for GM recalls using this site. Owners can also contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 and Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300.