In June, we reported that General Motors is issuing a recall and associated stop-sale of the 2014-2016 Chevrolet SS Sedan over an issue with the vehicles’ electric power steering system. At that time, complete details of the recall were not available — which is no longer the case, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released official details about the recall.
The defect: corrosion of the connector between the electric power steering module and the torque sensor connector may cause a loss of electric power steering assist.
The hazards: a greater steering effort would be needed to control the vehicle if power steering is lost, increasing the risk of a crash.
Potential number of vehicles affected: 6,204 vehicles (United States figure).
The fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering gear assembly, replacing it as necessary, free of charge.
Owners should: customers looking to find out if their vehicle is included in this Chevy SS recall should visit recalls.gm.com. There, owners will be able to enter their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see any open recalls as well as customer satisfaction programs. If the vehicle is part of the recall, then owners should take it to a Chevrolet dealer.
Owners can also contact Chevrolet customer service with questions by using the following information.
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GM Recall Number: 17248
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153
- NHTSA Website: www.safecar.gov
- NHTSA Recall Number: 17V382000
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Production of the Chevrolet SS Sedan ended at the GM-Holden Elizabeth plant in South Australia on May 25th, 2017. The plant will shut down in October 2017, thereby marking the discontinuation of other vehicles on GM’s Zeta platform, including the Holden Commodore, Ute, and Caprice.