The North American based automaker Buick has recently announced a recall for some 2013 model year units of the Encore because of a problem with the steering wheel.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 144 units of the 2013 model year Buick Encore will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the steering wheel fixed. The NHTSA says that in certain units of the 2013 Buick Encore, equipped with a heated steering wheel, the steering wheel may become separated from the steering column or come loose.
If this happens, the risk of a crash or / and injury will increase because the driver will no longer have steering control. Buick didn’t announce any known injuries or crashes related to this issue. The total number of affected vehicles stands at 144 units, out of which 59 have been sold and the rest of 85 are sitting in the company’s dealerships. The 2013 Buick Encore vehicles in question have been produced between the 9th of December 2012 and the 28th of December 2012. GM will conduct the necessary repairs free of charge. The recall will begin on the 12th of April. Owners can contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. The Buick Encore is related to the Opel / Vauxhall Mokka and to the Chevrolet Trax.