GM to Recall 6,300 Police Cars for Steering Defect
General Motors is recalling 6,280 police cars for a power-steering defect.
The recall affects 2014-16 model year Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit cars, according to documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
GM said electric power steering assist can be lost due to potential corrosion on a torque sensor connector. That can lead to the driver having to put more effort in while manually steering, increasing the risk of an accident.
GM launched an investigation into the problem in September after the La Grange, Ill., police department reported a loss of power steering to the automaker. The investigation found that corrosion can be the result of the police vehicles’ heavy usage.
No accidents or injuries have been reported, GM said. Dealerships will replace the steering gear assembly at no charge.
This article originally appeared on Automotive News.