Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Power Steering Defect Investigation [CLOSED]

Update: Case closed following the court’s dismissal of class action claims. GM issues recall related to power steering defect in select 2015 Chevrolet Colorados and 2015 GMC Canyons manufactured before or on May 22, 2015. For further assistance with a 2015 Colorado or Canyon that falls within the following description, we recommend bringing your vehicle to a Chevy or GMC dealership and referencing coverage by this recall.  

“General Motors has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2015 model year Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon vehicles. These vehicles may experience loss of power steering assist at startup or while driving due to the potential for a poor electrical connection within the steering gear assembly. If loss of connection occurs, power steering assist is lost (i.e., the vehicle reverts to manual steer), a malfunction indicator light displays on the instrument panel and a chime sounds to inform the driver.” 

For full information, please refer to GM’s Part 573 Safety Recall Report 

For all other impacted individuals and for those denied repair through this recall, while we are unable to assist, we do recommend any of the following courses of action. You may escalate the concern to GM corporate, if you believe you were wrongfully denied repair, report a safety problem with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau, contact your state’s Attorney General, or reach out to an attorney who specializes in individual based product defect claims.

Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating General Motors over whether their recall of 2015-2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks included enough vehicles. In 2016, GM recalled roughly 3,000 trucks over a power steering failure that made turning the vehicle’s wheels difficult. Owners report that the power steering would fail while they were in motion, sometimes multiple times during a single trip. After realizing that their vehicles were not covered by GM’s recall, Colorado and Canyon owners lodged complaints with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), which estimates that the recall number may need to be closer to 115,000, or 38 times the number of vehicles initially included in GM’s recall. The problem is caused by a poor electrical connection in wiring—NHTSA has launched a probe into GM’s recall.

Has the Power Steering Failed in Your 2015-2016 Chevrolet Colorado or GMC Canyon?

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