GM to recall about 1.2 million vehicles worldwide

(Reuters) - General Motors Co is recalling 1.205 million pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles worldwide due to issues with a temporary loss of power steering, the No.1 U.S. automaker said on Thursday.

The recall covers certain 2015 Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac pickup trucks and SUVs, and includes about 1.02 million vehicles in the United States.

GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson said the automaker has received reports of 30 crashes and two injuries, but no deaths linked to the recall.

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1. Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe: Discontinued after 2018.

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2. Cadillac ATS Sedan: Discontinued after 2018.

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3. Cadillac ATS Coupe: Discontinued after 2019.

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4. Chevrolet City Express: Discontinued after 2018.

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5. Chevrolet Sonic: Expected to be discontinued as early as 2018.

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6. Ford Fusion: To be discontinued by 2020.

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7. Ford Taurus: To be discontinued by 2020.

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8. Ford Fiesta: To be discontinued by 2020.

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9. Ford C-Max Hybrid: Discontinued after 2018.

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10. Ford Focus sedan: Discontinued after 2018.

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The problem may cause difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash, according to auto safety regulator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

GM dealers will update the power steering module software, free of charge for owners of the affected vehicles.

In 2017, GM had recalled nearly 800,000 pickup trucks worldwide because of the same problem.

(Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru and David Shepardson in Washington; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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