The problem: affected vehicles may experience a loss of power steering assist at startup or while driving due to the potential for a poor electrical connection within the steering gear assembly. This poor electrical connection may be caused by the corrosion of certain connectors within the assemblies, or by damage to these connectors that occurred during the supplier’s manufacturing process.
The hazards: if a loss of connection occurs and power steering assist is lost, a malfunction indicator warning light will appear on the vehicle’s instrument panel and a chime will sound to alert the driver. While steering control can still be maintained without power steering, inputs will require more effort, particularly at lower speeds. This condition can increase the risk of a crash.
The fix: dealerships will be instructed to replace the steering gear torque sensor cover assembly. These repairs will be performed at no cost to the vehicle owner.
Affected components: power steering gear assembly.
Number of affected vehicles: GM did not say how many vehicles may be affected by this particular issue.
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: N202325410
- Chevrolet Customer Service: 1-800-222-1020
- GMC Customer Service: 1-800-462-8782