Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

GM recalls more than 240,000 vehicles to fix rear brake problem

GM recalls more than 240,000 vehicles to fix rear brake problem

This Monday, April 24, 2017, photo, shows the Chevrolet emblem on the grill of an Equinox compact sport utility vehicle at Quirk Auto Dealers in Manchester, N.H.

General Motors announced the recall of 1 million pickup trucks and SUVs because they could temporarily lose control of their power steering.

The Problem: Electric power steering assist may be lost momentarily, followed by a sudden return of EPS assist, potentially increasing the difficulty of steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, as well as increasing the risk of a crash.

The Detroit-based automaker is recalling over 1.2 million SUVs and full-size pickups because of a concern with the steering mechanism, which may increase the likelihood of a crash.

GM said the brake assembly, manufactured by ZF, was improperly chromed and tempered (two metallurgical processes that improve toughness and reduce friction). No deaths have been reported, according to Crain's Automotive News. The affected models include the Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban and Tahoe, the GMC Sierra and Yukon, and the Cadillac Escalade, all of which are from the 2015 model year.

The automaker says dealers have been provided with updated software packages to deal with the problem.

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