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General Motors recalls Caprice Police Pursuit vehicles

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 6, 2016

– Excerpted from the Associated Press via IBNLive.com

General Motors is recalling nearly 6,300 police cars in the U.S. because the electric power-assisted steering can fail.

The recall covers 2014 to 2016 model year Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit vehicles. According to GM, corrosion on a connector causes the issue. If it happens, the cars still have manual steering, but that requires more effort to turn the wheels and increases the risk of a crash.

The problem was discovered after an Illinois police department complained to GM of power steering losses in its fleet. GM dealerships will replace the steering gear control unit.

No crashes or injuries have been reported, according to GM. The company reported the problem happens because police cars often run 20 hours per day and heat can build up under the hood while idling.

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