General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued a safety recall for certain examples of the 2015 model year Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon mid-size pickup trucks over an issue related to the vehicle’s power steering system.
The problem: the power steering assist in affected vehicles may suddenly be lost due to a poor electrical connection within the steering gear assembly.
The hazards: a loss of power steering can make it more difficult for the driver to maintain control of the vehicle and in turn can increase the risk of a crash. Drivers of vehicles with this problem will notice that steering inputs require increased effort compared to before.
The fix: GM will instruct dealers to replace the steering gear torque sensor cover assembly. The repairs will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner.
Number of affected vehicles: a total of 60,678 vehicles in the United States are believed to be affected by this problem. Only Colorado and Canyon trucks from the 2015 model year are affected.
Affected components: steering gear torque sensor cover assembly.
Owners should: GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and instruct them to make an appointment with their dealer. If owners are unsure whether or not their vehicle is affected by this recall, they can visit my.gm.com/
- GM recall number: N202313200
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782
- NHTSA Toll Free: 1-888-327-4236
- NHTSA (TTY): 1-800-424-9153