The North American based automaker Buick has recently announced a recall for the Encore model, because of a problem with the steering wheel, which might be separated from the column.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 144 units of the Buick Encore, equipped with heated steering wheels, will be affected by this recall, and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with the steering wheel. The NHTSA says that the steering wheel may become separated from the steering column or come loose.
If this will happen, the risk of a crash and / or injury is huge because the driver no longer has steering control. Happily, no known injuries or crashes have been related to this issue, as GM said in a statement recently. The company has already contacted the 59 customers who have received the Encore vehicles, while the other 85 units remain unsold in Buick dealerships. GM dealers will investigate all of them and make the necessary repairs free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on the 12th of April. The Buick Encore is “related” to the Opel / Vauxhall Mokka and to the Chevrolet Trax.