Three safety recalls have been issued for certain pickup truck models from General Motors and Nissan.
GM has recalled about 690,000 pickups in the U.S. due to a loss of power steering that can occur if the vehicle is using a lot of electrical power. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Recall, if the truck's power level drops below 8.8 volts for more than one second, the power steering can become disabled. The loss of power causes a software issue that results in a temporary loss of EPS (electric power steering) control, particularly during low-speed turning maneuvers. The EPS will reengage when the voltage returns to 9 volts.
Owners may also find that if the EPS quits, other electrical sub-systems may shut down at the same time or just before the event. This includes the radio, stabilitrack, air conditioning, cruise control, door-lock cycling and driver information center.
Models recalled in Safety Recall Report 17V-414-2815:
- Certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty vehicle
Production Dates : JAN 30, 2013 - SEP 04, 2014
- Certain 2014 GMC Sierra Light Duty vehicles
Production Dates : JAN 29, 2013 - SEP 04, 2014
Nissan North America
Nissan is recalling 44,264 Titan and Titan XD Crew Cab full-size pickups due to a defect in the rear safety belt. An occupant risks injury if their head hits the D-ring bolt trim cap.
Models recalled in Safety Recall Report 17V-268:
- Certain 2016-2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab - Gas
Production Dates: SEP 29, 2015- FEB 24, 2017
- Certain 2016-2017 Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab - Diesel
Production Dates:AUG 07, 2015 - FEB 24, 2017