GM Recalls 1.3M Cars for Power Steering Problems

By | March 31, 2014
And we thought the storm was passing. General Motors announced yet another huge recall today-- this one to fix a power steering glitch on older vehicles. The new GM recall affects an estimated 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. These models, according to GM, "may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering assist." Because of the malfunction, drivers may have to put in a lot more effort to turn the wheel, an issue that may lead to a crash. All 2004 and 2005 Chevrolet Malibu cars, and some from the 2006, 2008, and 2009 years, are affected by the recall. The 2004-2005 (and some 2006) Chevrolet Malibu Maxx vehicles are also included, as are all model year 2005 Pontiac G6 cars, as well as some from the 2006, 2008, and 2009 years. Add to this some 2009-2010 Chevrolet HHRs, 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts, 2008-2009 Saturn Auras, and 2004-2007 Saturn Ions.
GM says it will repair the vehicles free of charge. Those who previously paid for repairs of the affected parts will be eligible for a reimbursement. The Cobalt, HHR, and Ion are also included in GM's massive ignition switch recall. GM says repairs for both issues may require separate visits to the dealership, depending on when the individual parts become available. Source: GM