The defect: according to Transport Canada, affected vehicles have bolts that attach the electric power steering assist motor to the steering gear, which are prone to corroding and/or breaking.
The hazards: if the bolts break, the vehicle may experience a loss of electric power steering assist. If this occurs the driver may experience a sudden increase in steering weight, requiring more effort to steer the vehicle – especially at low vehicle speeds. This could increase the risk of a crash.
- 2013 Cadillac ATS
- 2014 Cadillac ATS
- 2015 Cadillac ATS
- 2016 Cadillac ATS
- 2014 Cadillac CTS
- 2015 Cadillac CTS
- 2016 Cadillac CTS
- 2016 Chevrolet Camaro
- 2017 Chevrolet Camaro
Affected parts: power steering assist motor bolts, steering gear.
Number of affected vehicles: roughly 3,715 vehicles are affected by this problem in Canada. An equivalent recall has not yet been issued in the United States.
The fix: GM dealers will replace the bolts that attach the electric power steering motor and apply a protective wax coating, Transport Canada says. If the bolts cannot be removed due to corrosion, the entire steering gear assembly will be replaced. These repairs will be done at no cost to the owner.
Owners should: Chevrolet Camaro, Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS owners affected by this recall should wait for GM Canada to contact them by mail, at which point they will be instructed to make an appointment with their dealer’s service center. They can also contact GM customer service with questions by using the information below.
- GM Canada toll-free number: 1-877-558-8352
- Transport Canada toll-free number: 1-866-995-9737
- Transport Canada recall number: 2020291
- GM recall number: N202301950
- GM Canada Recall Centre website here.