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GM recalls some Buick Encores for possible steering wheel defect

April 02, 2013|By Ronald D. White
  • General Motors is recalling 144 model year 2013 Buick Encores with steering wheel fasteners that may not have been properly installed.
General Motors is recalling 144 model year 2013 Buick Encores with steering… (General Motors )

General Motors is recalling some model year 2013 Buick Encores with steering wheel fasteners that may not have been properly installed. The problem could cause the steering wheel to come loose or separate from the steering column.

If the steering wheel separates from the steering column while driving, the ability to steer could be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall involves 144 Encores equipped with a heated steering wheel and manufactured between Dec. 9 and Dec. 28.

GM issued a statement about the recall, saying there were no known crashes or injuries related to the problem.

GM said that only 59 customers had taken deliveries and had already been contacted by telephone.

The 85 unsold vehicles are being inspected at dealerships, and none have been found to have the problem, GM said.

GM will make any necessary repairs on the steering wheel at no charge to the customer.

The safety recall is expected to begin by April 12. Owners may contact GM at (800) 521-7300. This is GM campaign number 13098.

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