Does the Latest GM Recall Mean Your Family Is in Danger?
General Motors (GM) has issued another recall. This time around 1.2 million vehicles are affected worldwide. Could your truck or SUV be affected? More importantly, could the defect put you or your family at risk?
What You Need to Know About the Latest GM Recall
Over 1 million 2015 model GM pickups and SUVs are being recalled by the manufacturer. An electrical issue is causing power steering units on these vehicles to cut out during low speed turns. Such a defect can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles and crash. So far, that’s exactly what has been happening.
GM announced that it was aware of 30 crashes related to this defect. It also announced that there had been two injuries and no fatalities. However, the automaker may not have all the information considering how many vehicles are affected.
Chevrolet Silverados, Suburbans, Tahoes, GMC Yukons, Sierras and Cadillac Escalades are suspected of having this issue. If you own a 2015 model of any of these vehicles, you can visit the NHTSA website or contact your local dealership to see if your vehicle needs repairs.
Last year, GM issued a recall for 691,000 2014-model Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. Drivers were reporting issues with their power steering. Now, it seems this issue may not have been fully addressed. Is the new recall too little too late for some? Anyone who suspects they were injured by this defect should contact our auto defect lawyers for a free consultation. At Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., we help people who have been hurt by defective automobiles put their lives back together.
Co-founder and senior shareholder of our law firm, Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney Kenneth M. Rothweiler began his career as a legal clerk for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Dedicated to complex personal injury litigation, he has tried more than 100 jury trials. These cases resulted in some of the largest verdicts in Pennsylvania.