The Wall Street Journal: GM is recalling 1 million pickups and SUVs in U.S. due to steering defect

The Wall Street Journal: GM is recalling 1 million pickups and SUVs in U.S. due to steering defect

General Motors Co. is recalling more than one million late-model pickup trucks and large sport-utility vehicles in the U.S. for a steering defect that has been linked to 30 crashes and two injuries.

The trucks are can lose their electronically controlled power steering momentarily before it suddenly comes back on, causing the driver to have difficulty steering, GM said in a filing to federal safety regulators. The flaw causes drivers to lose control especially at slower speeds, the auto maker said.

A GM GM, +1.11%  spokesman said the company is aware of 30 accidents and two injuries but no fatalities.

Subject to the recall are the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Chevy Suburban and Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade from the 2015 model year. The vehicles, which are among GM’s top sellers and its most-profitable vehicle lines, share common underpinnings.

An expanded version of this report appears at WSJ.com.

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