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General Motors (GM) has recalled nearly 800,000 trucks that reportedly have the potential to unexpectedly lose power steering. This sudden steering issue could cause some drivers to lose control of their vehicles.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the power steering problem can be caused by a loss of electrical power. When the system in supplying a large load of electricity, even during low-speed turns, the electrical loss can disable the power steering.
The recall impacts certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras. Nearly 700,000 of those are in the United States and 100,000 are in Canada and other countries. The same models of trucks were impacted last year in a recall related to faulty airbag software.
Owners of these 2014 trucks can enter their vehicle identification number (VIN) into GM's recall center to see if their truck is on the list of affected vehicles. Access the recall center by visiting www.my.gm.com/recalls. Those without internet access can reach GM at the following numbers, depending on their truck brand: Chevrolet: 1 (800) 222-1020; GMC: 1 (800) 462-8782.