General Motors has announced a massive recall associated with some of its half-ton pickup trucks. While the recall impacts only one model year of the pickups, the large number serves as a reminder of how many trucks the company really sells.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration some 2014 model half-tons may unexpectedly lose power steering when the truck has a high electrical load otherwise. This unpredictable problem can obviously lead to accidents and injuries, so the company is recalling all of them to address the matter. For the record, this means 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500.
GM will be notifying owners of the 2014 pickups of the recall. Dealerships will perform a software update on the trucks to remedy the matter. The simply nature of the fix means this recall isn’t likely to cost GM a significant amount of money, despite the large number of vehicles involved.
In addition to 690,000 pickups in the U.S. under the recall, there is an additional 100,000 impacted units in Canada.