The defect: the 2015-2016 model year Chevrolet SS and Chevrolet Caprice PPV have a connector between the electric power steering module and the torque sensor that can wear prematurely. If the connector becomes too worn, the vehicle may experience a loss of electric power steering assist.
The hazards: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says “a greater steering effort would be needed to control the vehicle if power steering is lost, increasing the risk of a crash.” The NHTSA filing did not say if there have been any accidents or injuries related to this problem.
The fix: dealers will be instructed to inspect and replace the steering gear assembly in affected vehicles. These repairs will be done at no cost to the owner.
Affected components: electric power steering module connector.
- 2015 Chevrolet SS
- 2016 Chevrolet SS
- 2015 Chevrolet Caprice PPV
- 2016 Chevrolet Caprice PPV
Number of affected vehicles: 1,826
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. The recall is expected to begin on June 22nd, 2020. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall, they can visit my.gm.com/recalls and type in their VIN to see any open recalls or other actions that may be active on it.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V254000
GM recall number: N192285350
Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153