Nearly all automakers make mistakes. This time it is General Motors' turn. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that the 2011 Chevy Suburbans are to be brought back to the dealerships over the problem with steering. Ford will start the safety recall in the mid of July. The 2011 Chevrolet Suburban is not the only one in the list of the affected vehicles. The SUV is followed by Chevy Silverado HD and LD models, Tahoe, Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV. Also four models, produced by GMC, suffer from the same problem. All vehicles were manufactured for 2011 model year.
The NHTSA determined, that in total 739 pickups and SUVs were affected. The intermediate steering shaft attaching bolts may not have been tightened to the proper specification, says the safety administration. This could allow the joints to separate, and the driver could experience loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
The safety agency started the investigation after an owner of a 2011 Suburban had brought his SUV to a dealership to inspect the steering. The GM's spokesman says the company is not aware of any injuries or accidents, happened due to the detected problem.