General Motors is recalling 6,159 2012 model-year Chevrolet Express, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Savana and GMC Yukon XL vehicles. These vans and SUVs may be equipped with a faulty steering gear pitman shaft that could fracture and potentially lead to a loss of steering control, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

GM will notify owners of the recall, and dealers will inspect the steering gear and replace the steering gear pitman shaft if necessary. There will be no charge for this service.

This safety recall is expected to get under way around April 4.