General Motors is recalling 6,159 vans and sport-utility vehicles.
The U.S. automaker is reportedly recalling the vehicles due to a steering issue that affects certain 2012 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans, and Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL SUVs.
According to GM, the problem was discovered by the supplier and could lead to accident.
The gear shaft could fracture, leading to a loss of steering and increased risk of accident according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reported Reuters.
It was reportedly discovered during testing steering gear units and according to reports, GM says it won’t be a problem until the vehicles have been in severe use for at least 5 months.
At the moment there have been no reported accidents due to the recall and GM plans to send letters in early April, after which, dealers will inspect steering gear shaft and replace it if necessary.
The recall follows a Buick Regal recall. According to Global Christian Post, GM has also recalled 3,633 Buick Regals that were manufactured between Feb. 22, 2011 and Feb. 22, 2012 and notifications have already begun.