GM issues separate recalls for power steering and brake problems

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General Motors is recalling 1.205 million pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles worldwide due to issues with a temporary loss of power steering, the No.1 USA automaker said on Thursday. The latest recall covers a total of 1.2 million vehicles, mostly in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

The Problem: Electric power steering assist may be lost momentarily, followed by a sudden return of EPS assist, potentially increasing the difficulty of steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, as well as increasing the risk of a crash. Also affected are 2015 Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon SUVs.

In 2014, the No.1 USA automaker had recalled almost 800,000 pickup trucks worldwide because of the same problem. The software update is already available, so customers can begin to schedule repairs with their local dealer, according to the Associated Press. GM said that about 210,000 of the recalled vehicles were sold new in the USA, while the others were delivered to Canada.

GM said the brake assembly, manufactured by ZF, was improperly chromed and tempered (two metallurgical processes that improve toughness and reduce friction).

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