Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Trucks Recalled for Steering Fault
Drivers of these pickups may experience an abrupt loss of power steering while the vehicle is in motion
General Motors is recalling over 60,000 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks from the 2015 model year to fix a faulty part within the power steering assembly that could cause the trucks’ power steering to stop working.
If the power steering fails while the vehicle is in motion, the driver may suddenly need to exert more effort to steer the vehicle, which could increase the risk of a crash. This problem is especially pronounced at lower speeds, such as when maneuvering in a parking lot. A GM spokesperson told CR that the automaker is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this recall.
The problem is due to a poor electrical connection within the power steering system. If the power steering fails, drivers may also notice an illuminated warning light on the instrument panel and hear a warning chime. The problem may occur while driving or immediately after the vehicle has been started.
GM dealers will replace the faulty part free of charge as soon as replacement parts become available.
Vehicles recalled: 60,678 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks from the 2015 model year.
The problem: Electrical connectors within the power steering system may corrode and fail, which can cause the power steering system to stop working.
The fix: GM dealerships will replace the steering gear torque sensor cover assembly with an updated part that is designed not to corrode. This repair will be performed free of charge.
How to contact the manufacturer: GM will start notifying owners of affected vehicles May 10, 2021. Owners may also contact Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, and GMC at 800-462-8782.
NHTSA campaign number: 21V213. GM’s number for this recall is N202325410.
Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.
If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.