Loss of Power Steering Sparks Chevrolet Recall

Loss of Power Steering Sparks Chevrolet Recall
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August 14, 2014

About 57,200 Chevrolet Impalas are being recalled because an electrical defect could cause power steering loss while driving.

The recall only effects certain model year 2014 Chevrolet Impalas that were manufactured from Nov. 5, 2012 through Dec. 20, 2013. Due to a poor electrical ground connection to the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM), the affected vehicles may have a loss of power steering during start up or while driving.

If power steering is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will clean paint from behind the ground stud nut and update the PSCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late August 2014. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. The number for this recall is 14330.