GM Recalls 6,300 Police Cars Over Steering Problem

DETROIT, MI – General Motors is recalling nearly 6,300 police cars in the US because the electric power-assisted steering can fail. The recall covers Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit vehicles from the 2014 to 2016 model years. GM says corrosion on a connector causes the problem. If it happens, the cars still have manual steering, but that requires more effort to turn the wheels and increases the risk of a…

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Police Union Files Complaint On Condition Of Old Cars

NEW HAVEN, CT – Stop us if you heard this one: A detective hops in his unmarked police car. En route to a call, his steering wheel comes off. Or maybe this one: A patrol officer makes a sharp turn at a corner and the computer inside his car goes swinging so wildly, that it whacks him and cuts his hand. These scenarios might sound like the start of…

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NY Troopers’ Union Complains About Patrol Car Mileage

ALBANY, NY – The union representing state troopers has filed a complaint saying many patrol vehicles have too much mileage to be safe. The New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association says 45 percent of roughly 1,300 patrol vehicles in use statewide have traveled more than 100,000 miles. According to the union, significant breakdowns have occurred, including bearing failure and axle shaft fracture while driven. Union President Tom Mungeer…

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