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GM recalls over 1 million trucks and SUVs in the US

15 September 2018

A recall has affected over a million pickup trucks and SUVs sold by General Motors in North America.

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.

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling more than 240,000 vehicles, mainly in the US and Canada, to fix a problem that could hamper rear brake performance.

The automaker said the defect can cause the vehicle to lose power steering momentarily, especially at low speeds.The same problem has been linked to other electrical systems, including stability control, cruise control and air conditioning. Also affected are 2015 Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon SUVs.

GM also recalled 2014 trucks past year to address the same issue. The document did not highlight any reports of accidents and injuries, because of the power steering issue. GM says it's not aware of any crashes. Also covered is the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu. GM said in a government filing that "hydrogen gas can remain trapped in the piston body", which may make the brakes feel soft and take longer to stop the vehicle.

GM will notify owners of the recall, and dealers will update the vehicle's software free of charge.

GM recalls over 1 million trucks and SUVs in the US