The auto manufacturer, General Motors (GM), has issued a recall on 1.2 million trucks and SUVs.

The recall includes certain 2015 Chevrolet Silverados, 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 pickups, 2015 Chevy Tahoes and Suburban SUVs.  The vehicles have the potential to lose their power steering.

According to GM, the trucks could potentially lose power steering; most likely during low-speed turning. This increases the risk of an accident.

The same recall was performed on the 2014 models. 

GM will update the vehicles software in vehicles to fix the issue.  They have not released when they plan to begin notifying owners; however, the software is available and consumers can contact their local dealers.

At this time, GM has not released whether this defect has caused any injuries or accidents.

Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product

It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers.  If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist.  A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering. 

If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a defective product, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney to review your rights.  Call 412-661-1400 to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Pittsburgh at Berger and Green today.

Source: abcnews.com, “GM recalls 1.2M pickups, SUVs for power steering problem”