The problem: according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filing, certain examples of the 2014-2016 model year Chevrolet Caprice PPV were not properly repaired under the previous Chevrolet SS and Caprice PPV power steering recall. That recall was over a connector located between the electric power steering module and the torque sensor, which is prone to wearing prematurely. If the connector in affected vehicles becomes too worn, the vehicle may experience a loss of electric power steering assist. Vehicles in this new recall campaign did not receive the proper steering gear when they were fixed last time.
The hazards: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says “a greater steering effort would be needed to control the vehicle if power steering assist is lost, especially at lower speeds, 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: Chevrolet dealers will be instructed to inspect and replace the steering gear assembly in affected vehicles and will also replace the steering gear assembly if the part numbers are incorrect. These repairs will be done at no cost to the owner.
Affected components: electric power steering module connector, steering gear assembly.
- 2014 Chevrolet Caprice PPV
- 2015 Chevrolet Caprice PPV
- 2016 Chevrolet Caprice PPV
Number of affected vehicles: 95
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 October 12th, 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: 20V515000
- GM recall number: N202306620
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153