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Another day, another GM recall. This time the Detroit-based automotive giant is working to fix issues with some natural gas-powered vehicles.
General Motors is taking no chances these days with safety after the ignition switch switch debacle and has announced a new set of recalls that affects 2.7 million vehicles.
General Motors is in hot water over the timeliness of a recall of vehicles with faulty ignition switches, and new information points to the fact that the brand had early warning signs in 2001.
General Motors is issuing a recall of 6, 159 vehicles citing problems with the steering gear pitman shaft. Certain 2012 Chevy Express vans, Suburban SUVs and GMC Savana’s and Yukons are affected by this recall.
GM is saying that the steering gear pitman shaft may not have been hardened adequately, causing a risk of the shaft breaking and leaving the vehicle with no steering. No steering whatsoever is obviously a very serious issue and can easily result in a collision if its occurs.
GM will be notifying all owners, or if you own one of these vehicles and want to get this taken care of you can visit your local GM dealer for a free inspection, and if necessary free replacement of the steering gear pitman shaft.
For more info you can contact the NHTSA safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.