GM is recalling thousands of Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks due to a possible software issue that affects steering.
The 2014 Chevrolet Silvarado LD and the GMC Sierra LD may have a software problem which causes them to lose electric steering assistance for about one second followed by a sudden return of the assistance, according to a document from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The models affected are more susceptible to the issue when performing low-speed turns, according to the NHTSA.
“If EPS assist is lost and then returns, the driver might lose temporary control of the steering wheel, increasing the risk of a crash,” a statement from the NHTSA read.
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More than 690,000 vehicles are potentially affected, according to the NHTSA.
Owners who have vehicles involved should take their vehicles into a dealer, where they’ll receive a free software update to fix the problem.
Drivers can check if their car is one of the recalled vehicles on the NHTSA’s website, according to CNN Money.