General Motors Recalls 274,580 Vehicles for Power Steering, Headlight Defects

General Motors Recalls 274,580 Vehicles for Power Steering, Headlight Defects
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December 15, 2014

General Motors (GM) issued two recalls affecting about 274,580 cars, trucks and SUVs.

About 680 vehicles are being recalled for problems with their power steering system and an additional 273,200 vehicles are being recalled for defective headlights.

GM is recalling six 2015 makes and models - including the Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban and Tahoe, and the GMC Sierra and Yukon XL – equipped with electric power steering. A problem with the power steering module could cause a sudden loss of power steering while the vehicle is being driven.

GM will notify owners affected by the recall, and dealers will replace the power steering motor kit, free of charge.

In certain model year Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Isuzu and Saab vehicles the headlamp driver module could overheat and fail, causing the headlights and daytime running lights to stop working.

The makes and models affected by the recall include:

2006-2009 Buick LaCrosse
2006-2007 Buick Rainier, Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT, GMC Envoy XL
2006-2008 Isuzu Ascender
Saab 9-7x

GM will notify owners affected by the recall, but has not yet provided a notification schedule. A remedy for the problem is still under development.

For more information about either recall, owners can contact GM customer service at (800) 521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet), 1-800-462-8782 (GMC), 1-800-955-9007 (Saab).