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GM recalls over 1 million trucks and SUVs in the US

The vehicles' electric power steering assist can be momentarily lost.

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The GMC Sierra is one of six models affected by General Motors' latest recall.

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is recalling 1,015,918 pickup trucks and SUVs in the US over concerns of power steering loss. The affected models include the Chevrolet Silverado, and , the GMC Sierra and , and the , all of which are from the 2015 model year.

"Electric power steering (EPS) assist may be lost momentarily, followed by a sudden return of EPS assist," the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Wednesday (PDF). "If EPS assist is lost and then suddenly returns, the driver may have difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash."

A similar power steering recall affected some 700,000 Chevrolet and GMC trucks in the US last year.

General Motors will notify owners of the problem and dealers will update the vehicles' EPS software, free of charge. It's unclear exactly when the recall work will kick off, as "the manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule," according to the NHTSA document.

A General Motors spokesperson did not immediately return Roadshow's request for comment.

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