On September 13, 2018, automobile manufacturer General Motors announced a recall of more than 1 million vehicles in the U.S. The vehicles, both pickup trucks and sports utility vehicles, are being recalled because of a power steering defect that has been shown to increase the risk of crash. According to the Associated Press, 30 crashes related to the defect have been reported, including 2 injuries.
A GM recall issued previously addressed a similar power steering problem in other GM vehicles, suggesting that GM may have known about the defect at issue in the current recall. Why the manufacturer delayed addressing this dangerous issue for over a year remains unanswered. Unfortunately, accidents and injuries can likely be attributed to the delay.