Monday, November 14, 2022

Its Shop Time Mondays: GM Is Recalling Large SUVs For Electrical Concerns, While Tesla Has Power Steering Issues

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V827000

Manufacturer General Motors, LLC

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 338,735

Summary

General Motors, LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2021 Yukon, Yukon XL, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, and Cadillac Escalade ESV vehicles. The daytime running lights (DRLs) may not deactivate when the headlights are on. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Remedy

Dealers will update the Body Control Module software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 19, 2022. Owners may contact GM customer service at 1-888-988-7267, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006. GM's number for this recall is N222382220. 



2. Loss of Power Steering Assist

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V818000

Manufacturer Tesla, Inc.

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 40,168

Summary

Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2017-2021 Model S and Model X vehicles. The electronic power assist steering (EPAS) system may experience a loss of power steering assist when driving on rough roads or after hitting a pothole.

Remedy

Tesla has released an over-the-air (OTA) software update to recalibrate the EPAS system, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 31, 2022. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-22-00-014.

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