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1.3 Million Vehicles Recalled by GM to Repair Power Steering Assist

Tina Robinson3 years ago

General Motors recently announced a recall of approximately 1.3 million vehicles due to an issue with the electric power steering assist, according to a new report in USA Today.

About the Newest GM Recall

On Monday, GM announced a recall covering 1.3 million vehicles to correct an issue with the electric steering assist. The recalled vehicles could potentially experience a sudden loss of power steering assist. Drivers should still be able to steer the vehicle with extra effort. A chime and dashboard message should appear in the event of a loss of power steering to alert the driver.

The recall includes some vehicles that were previously recalled due to defective ignition switches as well as expands on the model years included in an earlier recall. Monday’s recall also adds the Saturn Aura and Chevrolet Malibu to the list.

Description of the Vehicles in the Steering Assist Recall

  • Chevrolet Malibu: All 2004-2005 model year vehicles and some 2006, 2008 and 2009 model year vehicles.
  • Chevrolet Malibu Maxx: All 2004-2005 model year vehicles and some 2006 model year vehicles.
  • Chevrolet HHR: Some non-turbocharged 2009 and 2010 model year vehicles.
  • Chevrolet Cobalt: Some 2010 model year vehicles.
  • Saturn Aura: Some 2008 and 2009 model year vehicles.
  • Saturn Ion: All 2004-2007 model year vehicles.
  • Pontiac G6: All 2005 and some 2006, 2008 and 2009 model year vehicles.
Round-up of Recent GM Recalls

As federal investigators are set to begin hearing testimony in several probes into the GM ignition switch recall, the automaker has announced several recalls over the past few days:

  • On Friday, GM expanded the ignition switch recall to include vehicles that may have inadvertently been repaired with defective ignition switches after the part was redesigned in 2006. 
  • GM also announced on Friday a recall of 172,000 Chevrolet Cruze due to a potential for the half axle shaft to fracture.
  • 490,000 trucks and SUVs were recalled on Friday by GM due to potential oil leaks that may result in a fire hazard. The recall affects several models including the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon.

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