Last year, the 2016 Chevrolet SS was plagued by a summer-long stop sale order by General Motors as the automaker worked to remedy a seatbelt tensioner issue. Now, potential buyers may be in for another lengthy stop sale.
GM has officially issued a stop sale for the Chevrolet SS performance sedan in regard to an upcoming safety recall. The recall, in particular, is for power steering failure in 2014-2016 Chevrolet SS sedans. Note, this does not apply to the 2017 model year of SS sedan.
The 2014-2016 SS may experience loss of electric power steering at idle or while driving, which will result in the need for extra input from the driver suddenly. Manual functionality is retained, but it may increase the risk of a crash. Corrosion between the EPS module and torque sensor are to blame.
Many SS owners have already experienced the power steering failure and have had the vehicles fixed under warranty.
Currently, GM is in the process of sorting through which vehicles will be recalled and a remedy is not yet available. GM will notify dealers when the proper replacement parts are and sufficient quantities are available to begin repairing the cars.