DETROIT – General Motors is recalling 3,296 vehicles worldwide, including the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD pickup truck and Chevrolet Suburban SUV, to fix an ignition-switch problem, the automaker said on Friday.
The recall also includes the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado LD and GMC Sierra LD trucks, 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV and 2015 GMC Sierra HD truck.
The switches can get stuck in the “start” position and move into the “accessory” position.
The problem can lead “to loss of power-steering assist, power brakes and potentially airbag deployment in certain crashes,” wrote GM spokesman Alan Adler in response to a query from Edmunds.
The ignition-lock actuator gear may have an outer diameter that exceeds specifications, which may make turning the ignition key difficult. The problem may be more likely at higher ambient temperatures.
GM said it is aware of five shutoffs but no crashes, injuries or fatalities linked to the recall.
The recall is similar to a GM recall in 2014 involving 2.6 million cars, including the Chevrolet Cobalt, to fix defective ignition switches.
“The issue is different from the Cobalt recall but has the same outcome – the ignition can slip from ‘run’ to ‘accessory,'” Adler wrote.
Chevrolet dealers and GMC dealers will replace the ignition lock housing in the latest recall. A date has not been specified for the recall. Owners can contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 and GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782.
Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their dealer. But if you have an immediate concern, it’s best to contact your dealer now.