General Motors issued a recall of at least 6,204 of its 2014 to 2016 Chevrolet SS sedans in June due to an issue with the vehicle’s electric power steering system, but we are just now learning about the details involving the defective parts.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the vehicles have had problems with corrosion involving the connector between the electric power steering module and a torque sensor connector. This may cause a loss of the vehicle’s electric power steering assist which could potentially lead to a collision.
GM has been notifying owners of the affected vehicles and asking its network of dealerships to inspect the steering gear assembly. This may require replacing the affected parts, but will be done so at the automaker’s cost.
Previous Recalls for the Chevy SS
The Chevy SS has had previous recalls for this same model. The same models (2014 to 2016) were recalled twice before, first for the failure of seat belt pretensioners in July 2016 and again in September for the same a different seat belt issue as well as an airbag problem that affected numerous other GM models. Specifically, the driver’s seat tension cable was found to eventually break as it was repeatedly ben over the seat’s side shield when the driver got in and out of the vehicle. The recall was to replace this defective mechanism.
The 2014 Chevrolet SS was also twice recalled over a dangerous seat issue. Specifically, the vehicle’s had an incomplete weld on the seat hook bracket assembly. If the vehicle were involved in a collision, the seats may not stay in place. The first recall was in 2014 to fix the problem, but the second recall was to fix the seat position due to its positioning too close to where the airbags are set off.
To find out if your vehicle is part of any of these recalls, go to visit recalls.gm.com.
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