Wednesday, March 30, 2016

GM recalls about 6,300 police cars because the electric power-assisted steering can fail.

Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit vehicles from the 2014 to 2016 model years get corrosion on a connector causing the problem. 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.

GM says no crashes or injuries have been reported. The company says the problem happens because police cars often run 20 hours per day and heat can build up under the hood while idling. Dealers will replace the steering gear control unit.

The problem was discovered after an Illinois police department complained to GM of power steering losses in its fleet.

Of course, it's my guess that GM has never had a recall without more cause ever before. I suspect that GM is trying really hard to prevent the horrible publicity, and loss of govt contracts, that would occur if anyone were harmed if they were found at fault in a cop car causing a death


  1. so no injuries or deaths but they recall the cars.

    but with the faulty ignition switches that THEY KNEW ABOUT FOR YEARS that had caused several deaths, they didnt recall the cars.

    makes perfect sense to me.

    1. that's what I'm saying... police cars are recalled without any issue, but general population die and they refuse to do anything, and even appeal court orders as long as possible before admitting they lied, cheated, screwed over customers, and failed to make parts iaw specs and manufacturing standards, knowing the most likely result would be dead people. But cop cars? Instant and preventative recall.