The Problem: Corrosion on the electric power steering module and the torque sensor connector can cause the sedans to lose electric power steering assist, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Injuries/Deaths: None reported.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the steering gear assembly.
If you own one: Chevy is not yet sure when the repairs will begin.
More Information: The police department in LaGrange, IL, first reported losing power steering in the Caprice in September 2015. An investigation found that the dielectric grease on the torque sensor harness didn't offer enough protection from fretting for the heavy use from a police vehicle. The new parts have gold-plated terminals to prevent the problem.
Report Receipt Date: MAR 18, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V160000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,280
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
CHEVROLET CAPRICE POLICE PURSUIT 2014-2016
Manufacturer: General Motors LLC
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicles manufactured May 15, 2013, to March 3, 2016. Corrosion of the electric power steering module and the torque sensor connector may cause a lose of electric power steering assist.
A greater steering effort would be needed to control the vehicle if power steering is lost, increasing the risk of a crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 22010.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.