2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500: Recall Alert

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

By Patrick Masterson

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 636,800 model-year 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks

The Problem: Electric power steering assist may be lost momentarily, followed by a sudden return of EPS assist, potentially increasing the difficulty of steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, as well as increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will update the electric power steering module software for free.

What Owners Should Do: Chevrolet and GMC manufacturer GM did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, GMC at 800-462-8782, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit NHTSA's website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Chevrolet Silverado 1500GMC Sierra 1500

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Comments

According to similar CBS news story, this is 2nd time for SAME problem. GM sure this time?
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/09/13/gm-recall-pickup-trucks-suvs-power-steering/

Nothing against GM, and I hope they get it dangerous issue fixed for real this time, but that is the most God awful picture of a Chevy. I have never seen a more hideous color or sick looking truck.

Hope this software fix takes care of it. Sure beats the heck out of burning Ford trucks and death wobbling Ram trucks, though.

@supercrew02,
First round was for '14 trucks. This recall is for '15 trucks.

Did you read both articles?

All brands have recalls. Seems to not have much effect on sales.

all brand have recalls. even the famous GMSRGREAT cant argue that. they all have problems at some point. as far as which one truck is better...there all the same. there great when they work and junk when they don't.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA KARMA IS A B!TCH!!! Where are all the GARBAGE MOTORS FAN GIRLYS AT? Hopefully this teach them a lesson not to talk smack about other truck makers. Hey and another big laugh HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHSHAHAHAHAHAHA AND EAT THIS B======D 💦💦💦💦 IN YOUR YOU KNOW WHERE?.

Easy fix. Doesn't cost owners anything.

Easy fix. Doesn't cost owners anything.

Hopefully no more lives lost are added to GMs ever growing list of corporate death toll.

hahaha Chingon. You are a real nut case. The doctor should double you up on your meds.

All you do is trash GM and Ram products all day long then you go off on anyone that says anything negative about Ford? You are nothing but a Tr@ll. hahahaha

Steering is a pretty big deal. Wonder if software update is the answer or the coverup? Hard to say with GM. It took at least 2 tries to get everyone's ignition spring done to be sure it was correct. And don't forget they actually sent notices to people who had already been killed by it to come in and get it fixed. Not that either should happen but ill take a seatbelt that might spark a little in an accident over intermittent steering.

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCLRPT-18V586-7680.PDF

Number of potentially involved :
1,015,918
Estimated percentage with defect :
2 %
Events that demand high current, such as low speed turns, can cause
temporary low voltage conditions. When the system voltage drops below 8.8
volts for more than 1 second—e.g., during low-speed turns—EPS assist is
disabled until voltage returns to 9 volts for a minimum of 40 milliseconds, at
which point EPS assist returns.

If power steering assist is lost (i.e., the vehicle reverts to manual steer) a driver
information center (DIC) message may alert the driver to an EPS problem.


Pretty minor issue. If I remember correctly, Ford had a lot of problems in the first few years they started using EPAS in their vehicles.

Hopefully no more lives lost are added to GMs ever growing list of corporate death toll.
Posted by: Dudlydooright

They still haven't come close to Ford and their legendary number of safety coverups and resistance to safety recalls. Hiding documents from investigators, paying victims to maintain their silence, destroying evidence, etc.

One that comes to mind is how Ford was forced to fix most (but not all) of the 2011-14 F-150's for brake failures but only after the feds raided the joint and twisted their arm. Ford kept on using the same defective components on the 2015 and newer F-150's and the problem continues to happen. I guess they're waiting for the feds to force them to fix it like last time?

2011 Ford F-150:

" Had complete brake failure. Was able to get the truck stopped. Saw it was 2 pints low on fluid. Added fluid, drove towards my auto shop, had to stop to fill the brake fluid again (the light went on this time). Did this a few times. Just before I got to the stop, the truck blew out some smoke, chugged, and the motor seized up. Towed the truck to the shop, they found out the master cylinder leaked and the vacuum lines sucked the brake fluid out of the master cylinder and dumped it into the cylinders in the motor and this blew my motor. I hear there is a recall for this on 2014 F-150S but not on the 2011. Terrible design. A brake problem should not blow up my motor." - Aug 11, 2018

" Vacuum pump and brake booster has failed on my F150. Ford states that the vehicle is not covered under "15N05" extended coverage/recall. Vehicle was manufactured at the effected plants during the time listed in the bulletin. Ford is charging me over $1300 to fix my vehicle, despite this being a known safety problem." - Aug 10, 2018

" Master cylinder booster. Backed out of drive and went forward. Pushed brakes and the brake pedal went all the way to floor. This happened on a city street with no warning. Took truck to Ford dealer and they replaced master cylinder bypass and bleed system. There is a recall on the -150's but was informed mine wasn't covered."


2014 Ford F-150:

"The brake fluid was completely drained on my 2014 F-150 super crew 3.5 ecoboost truck. While this meets a recall for the vehicle year and engine type, my VIN was not included. The vehicle only has 46000 miles and the brakes were completely shot. Very scary situation and could have ended horribly. Luckily I got it to a Ford dealer. Issue is a leak in the master cylinder and brake booster. I was in motion and the brakes stopped working. I pushed the brakes to the floor and slowly rolled to a stop and would have continued without a parking curb stopping my progress. Thankfully I was not on a highway but in a parking lot when this happened." - July 6, 2018 46k miles

" Truck is a 2014 F150 5.0V8 with ~50K miles. While vehicle was in motion at highway speeds ~65mph, brake fluid warning light comes on. I test the brakes by gently depressing the brake pedal, but pedal continues with no resistance nearly to the floor. Brakes are almost completely ineffective and would have zero ability to stop the vehicle in an emergency situation. I throw on the hazard lights and cut to the shoulder and have to manually downshift the transmission to slow the vehicle. Situation could have been much more serious as I was in moderate traffic. I popped the hood and immediately notice the brake master cylinder reservoir is completely empty. After inspecting all brake lines front and rear and checking all bleeder screws are closed, no visual leaks are present. As I was 100 miles from home driving my wife and child home at night, I had someone bring me some brake fluid to top off the reservoir. After filling the reservoir and bleeding the front brakes, brakes seem to stay tight. I drive ~10 miles and the brake fluid warning light flashes again at highway speeds. Pull over again and notice zero fluid again. Visually inspect all lines, master cylinder, booster, etc., no evidence of leaks. Top off the reservoir to limp the vehicle to a safer location. Notice the engine starting to sputter and fluid completely gone in another ~10 miles. Obviously the master cylinder has failed and is leaking into the booster which is affecting the vacuum in the booster. These are the exact same symptons listed in safety recall notice 16S24/ NHTSA recall 16V-345, however this does not cover 5.0 V8 motors only 3.5L ecoboost despite the same brake components being used. So far over a quarter million trucks have been recalled. Apparently newer 2015/16 F150S are experiencing similiar issues as well evidence of a large defect in newer model F150 braking components." - Oct 7, 2017

" The contact owns a 2014 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 70 mph, the low brake fluid sensor suddenly illuminated. Moments later, while attempting to stop the vehicle, the brake pedal extended to the floorboard and the vehicle would not immediately stop. The driver used the emergency brake to reduce the speed and stop the vehicle. Upon inspection, it was discovered that the brake fluid reservoir was empty; however, there was no evidence of brake fluid leaking. After refilling the reservoir with fluid, the brakes appeared to work momentarily before the failure recurred. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but no assistance was offered. The contact was informed that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V345000 (service brakes). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The local dealer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000."



2017 Ford F-150:
"The contact owns a 2017 Ford F-150. While driving 25 mph and approaching a stop light, the brake pedal was depressed and traveled to the floorboard. The vehicle failed to stop and crashed into the middle of the front driver side door of another vehicle. There was no warning indicator illuminated. The contact sustained arm injuries, but did not require medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000. The VIN was not available." - May 30, 2018

"The contact owns a 2017 Ford F-150. The contact inquired about a recall for brake failure. While driving 40 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal and it extended to the floorboard. As a result, the contact rear ended another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The entire front end of the vehicle was damaged and the vehicle was not driveable. The vehicle was towed back to the contact's residence. The contact filed a complaint with Ford motors and was advised to call NHTSA. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 54,000."

"I got in my truck and started driving. As I approached the intersection I started to brake. The brakes went all the way down and the truck did not brake. I ended up past the stop sign in the middle of the intersection. I turned around and went back slowly to my house. I almost hit a pedestrian where the truck did not brake."

2015 Ford F-150:

"I was driving on the freeway on my way to the office this morning, as I approached heavy traffic travelling at 75 mph. I applied the brakes and my brake pedal went completely to the floor. The truck had complete and total brake failure. I was fortunate enough to avoid an accident by going down the grass in between the 2 opposing lanes of traffic." - Aug 28,2018 58,000 miles

"I was driving vehicle on hwy at 55mph pulling a 20 foot pontoon boat. Brake light came on with audible warning. I came to the next stop sign and the brake pedal went nearly to the floor with severe diminished braking ability. I limped the truck to a gas station a mile down the road where I checked the brake fluid reservoir which had a 1/2 inch of fluid left in it. I put 12 oz. Of brake fluid in the reservoir. I got under the truck and checked the master cylinder and brake lines from the master cylinder to the back of the truck. I located no leaks whatsoever in the system. I continued another approximate 20 miles and the warning light came on again at which time I stopped again and added 48oz total of additional brake fluid however it disappeared with no leak anywhere. I had to have the truck towed 190 miles home as I was on a family vacation. The truck was towed directly to the dealership and will arrive on Monday August, 20 2018." - Aug 18, 2018 49,181 miles

"A "low brake fluid" warning appeared in the center of the instrument cluster. Shortly thereafter, the brake pedal went all the way to the floor when I needed to slow down to turn at an intersection. The resolution was to replace the master cylinder and the brake booster. This is a known issue by Ford, yet there has been no recall for the 2015 F-150 trucks with this problem. " - Aug 14, 2018 - 53,054 miles

"Brakes completely failed while trying to stop from 35 mph at a stop sign entered highway 260 in overgaard AZ - crossed the highway applying full pressure on brake pedal and using parking brake - came to a stop and checked the fluid level all brake fluid was gone, added 12 oz of dot 4 fluid and backed the truck up and parked in a another place to check for leaks - checked the level and all fluid was gone again."

Steering is a pretty big deal. Wonder if software update is the answer or the coverup? Hard to say with GM. It took at least 2 tries to get everyone's ignition spring done to be sure it was correct. And don't forget they actually sent notices to people who had already been killed by it to come in and get it fixed. Not that either should happen but ill take a seatbelt that might spark a little in an accident over intermittent steering.
Posted by: Clint


The steering issue only occurs at low speed. Like parking lot crawling speed and it only drops steering assist for less than 1 second. I would take that over having my Ford's brakes fail unexpectedly or start on fire because of the seat belt mechanism. Why hasn't Ford fixed their deadly brake failures yet? They KNOW the parts that they were forced to replace on 2011-14 F-150's were unsafe, they know the same parts are in 2015-18 F-150's, yet they do NOTHING.

$$$$

The post under my ID is a false post.

The persistent Fool who posts under my ID, is indeed a fool for doing so.
Be dignified post under your own ID.

With a high degree of certainty the false poster is known by many on this site.
Your vocabulary and sentence structure gives you away.

I'd rather have a truck that needs a little software update to fix a steering boost, than a truck that will make me replace the motor after 100 k. Ford, you hearing us?

They should recall that horrid green color. BARF!

I'd rather have a truck that needs a little software update to fix a steering boost, than a truck that will make me replace the motor after 100 k. Ford, you hearing us?


Posted by: Ben | Sep 13, 2018 5:39:02 PM

@Ben y Jala,

You're a pendejo.

This RECALL reflects a total of 1,015,918 garbage made trucks.

This site never has their crap together.

Get your damn story right.

The article is about a GM recall.
Incredibly a great deal of effort has been put forth to deflect by posting completely unrelated ,unverified and alleged at best propaganda. Deflection is the refuge of those
of those who find themselves in an unbecoming position. Be dignified stay on topic be an adult.

It’s a modest recall by modern standards. As more and more vehicle functions are managed by software, it won’t surprise me if most future recalls are software based. 2 million fords recalled last week and almost a million GMs this week. And yet we have so many fanboys on this site. It proves that love is blind among other things.

Frank is a ano peludo y maloliente.

Casual - The guy that acts like a wise neutral observer, yet as passive as he is, even he can't hide his Ford bias,

“He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.”

"Incredibly a great deal of effort has been put forth to deflect by posting completely unrelated ,unverified and alleged at best propaganda." - COF

Wow you almost sound like a Ford rep. It seems pretty obvious Ford has a brake problem with the F-150 judging by JD's quotes. I mean, Ford was forced by the feds to issue a recall for most of the 2011-14 F-150's to address the brake failure issue, but it definitely looks like the exact same problem seems to continue to affect the 11-14's that weren't recalled as well as affecting the 2015+ trucks. I checked and he's right, the master cylinder is the same part number between 11-14 and 15-18. And more F-150's than ever use an auxiliary vacuum pump for the brake booster, which seems to be sucking brake fluid out of the system. There's a pattern and you seem compelled to play damage control on Ford's behalf.

C’mon gm boys..., ya filling up on that gm kool-aide?

Easy fix. Doesn't cost owners anything.


Posted by: TNTGMC | Sep 13, 2018 11:42:44 AM

I thought your name was always in blue? To prove how legitimate you are and all........ Anyhow, nice to see GM own the problem and fix it for their owners.

I am in blue always..can't help someone else posts under my name

Good job gm

The topic is GM ESP.

Nothing to do with FCA or Ford you pathetic GMShills.

Get on topic clowns.

GM kids cant follow the topic, hilarious 🤣.
With them its always, hey,hey, look over here.
When the 1st recall happens on the new shiny object(2019 model) they will lose it and begin the never mind us, look over here.
Not really sure how Ford brakes have anything to to do with GM trucks that wont stear and put you in a ditch or head on collision.
Too funny when a GM clown said not a problem when the powee steering fails it goes to manual steering. The big problem with that is most GM owners arms strength is wet noodles.🍲

Where is tnt, gms and papa??? You guys are all over the ford recalls, which have no crashes or injuries, yet you say great job GM???? You are happy people got injured in these lackluster trucks? Wow, government motors and their fans are worse than the rest of us thought.....

@ Nitro

Its a simple reflash! They are taking care of it,, no charge to customer.

Its not like its catching fire or brakes are failing.

My neighbor had a 2011 Ford Edge and had the brake booster failure issue. Dealership wanted to charge him bc vehicle was out of warranty. I did research for him and had him contact Ford. Ford did eventually pay him back after he went through 4 of those boosters! He finally after 4th one traded it off for an Acadia Denali.

They have issues and still continue to use faulty parts.


All auto companies have recalls. Some require parts some require software. Bad software or bad parts if people get hurt it is not good. But what is also not good is when auto companies fight recalls of parts other companies are recalling.
https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/general-motors/2018/02/07/takata-airbag-recall-general-motors/316980002/

@ FIF

Totally agree with you. Unacceptable by GM. They need to take care of the issue. IDC if it saves them a billion dollars. It looks bad when lives are on the line.

But what is also not good is when auto companies fight recalls of parts other companies are recalling.
https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/general-motors/2018/02/07/takata-airbag-recall-general-motors/316980002/
Posted by: frank in Florida | Sep 14, 2018 11:38:13 AM

Did you even read the article?
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GM hired Orbital ATK, a Virginia rocket science firm that determined the cause of Takata's airbag explosions, to test its truck inflators. As of December, Orbital ATK had checked 648 GM inflators by simulating heat and humidity cycles, finding that they would perform as designed for 30 years, according to GM. The automaker said that in 4,907 more inflators tested in labs and in 63,000 airbag deployments on real roads, none of the truck and SUV inflators malfunctioned.

In the filing, GM says the front-passenger inflators were custom-made for its trucks by Takata with bigger vents and stronger steel end caps than other inflators. No truck inflators have blown apart on roads or in extensive laboratory testing, the company says.
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Oh hey look. Ford is also fighting the recall, look at this excerpt from your article link:

"Ford and Mazda also have petitioned NHTSA to escape from recalls involving about 3 million vehicles, mostly made by Ford, but no ruling has been made yet."

Its not like GM or Ford hasn't recalled any vehicles with Takata inflators. Both have recalled vehicles with inflators that are definitely dangerous. There are hundreds of different inflator designs that were used. Some are more deadly than others. Thats why Ford specifically told owners of 2006 Rangers to not even drive their pickup to the dealer. Instead the dealer would pick the vehicle up and transport it to their service center for replacement of the inflator.

https://www.gmtakataairbag.com/product/public/us/en/takata_recall/home.html

https://owner.ford.com/service/frequently-asked-questions-regarding-takata-airbag-inflator-recalls.html

Maybe I misunderstood the problem with Takata air bags. What I read claimed the problem was the explosive used by Takata was being contaminated with moisture causing too violent of an explosion. But who really knows you can read anything on the internet and some of it is even true.

It is now clear why the GM mid size trucks have been "Mall Rated". Best be careful on the Mall speed bumps.
I wonder if GM will recall or as one of GM's said weasel its way out.
https://jalopnik.com/chevrolet-colorado-side-curtain-airbags-keep-deploying-1828951213

That should read one of GM's victims.

It is now clear why the GM mid size trucks have been "Mall Rated". Best be careful on the Mall speed bumps.
I wonder if GM will recall or as one of GM's said weesel its way out.

Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Sep 15, 2018 5:44:00 AM

The article is about a GM recall.

Incredibly a great deal of effort has been put forth to deflect by posting completely unrelated ,unverified and alleged at best propaganda. Deflection is the refuge of those
of those who find themselves in an unbecoming position.

Be dignified stay on topic be an adult.

You see; I overcompensate when it comes to my beloved GM. When Ford or Ram has a recall, I love to run my mouth endlessly stating how they are crap, but when my beloved GM has a recall I minimize it saying it's an easy fix.

I was molested as a young man by my mother and her boyfriends. Lot's of toys used that were not checked for lead content so I blame my stupidity on that. My dad would film.

I too was molested as a young woman. Maybe this is why I stroke the GM cack?

@ Casual imposter. It is a GM recall in the making therefore on topic.

@ imposter

Why dont u grow a pair and post under your own username!
Or maybe your dont have them at all??

If you read the article. It is an easy fix. Simple reflash!

And the hits keep on coming. Looks like GM has brake problems.
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/general-motors/2018/09/15/gm-recalls-pickups-suvs-brakes/37830829/

@Posted by: GM Blows Chunks | Sep 15, 2018 9:43:03 PM

You said it GM Blows Chunks...maybe it's time to get a ford...

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/06/us/ford-f-150-recall/index.html

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/2018-ford-truck-suv-recall/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy1UZfzICi4


https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/22/17770374/ford-recall-car-charging-cables-fire-ev

OK Maybe not!

You are correct. It is time to get a Ford F Series. Ford is great! F Series is #1.



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