GM recalls 700,000 Chevrolet, GMC trucks

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

DEARBORN, Mich. — General Motors has recalled hundreds of thousands of Chevrolet and GMC pickups because of a potential steering issue.

The vehicles might have a software problem that can cause them to spontaneously lose their electric power steering assistance for about one second, according to the the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“If [the power steering] assist is lost and suddenly returned, the driver could lose temporary control of the steering wheel, increasing the risk of a crash,” the NHTSA said in a document.

The vehicles are particularly vulnerable to the issue when a driver performs low-speed turns, according to the NHTSA.

More than 690,000 vehicles — model year 2014 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierra trucks — are potentially affected by the issue.

GM is telling owners of the trucks involved in the recall to take the vehicles to a dealer, where they can receive a software update to fix the issue.

Drivers can check to see if their vehicle is among the recalled vehicles on NHTSA’s website.

Owners can also contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC customer service at 1-800-432-8782.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.