Power Steering Motor forces GM to recall over One Million Chevys, Pontiacs

By Joel Arellano | March 02, 2010
DETROIT -- General Motors will conduct a safety recall of 1.3 million compact cars to replace a motor in the power steering system. Vehicles affected are the 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt; 2007-2010 Pontiac G5; 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit sold in Canada, and the 2005-2006 Pontiac G4 sold in Mexico. GM told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the voluntary recall on Monday after concluding an investigation that began in 2009. NHTSA opened an investigation Jan. 27 into approximately 905,000 Cobalt models in the United States after receiving more than 1,100 complaints of loss of power steering assist, 14 crashes and one injury. "After our in-depth investigation, we found that this is a condition that takes time to develop. It tends to occur in older models out of warranty," said Jamie Hresko, GM Vice President of Quality. “Recalling these vehicles is the right thing to do for our customers' peace of mind. "While greater steering effort under 15 mph may be required, if the customer experiences loss of power steering assist, it is important to note that the vehicle can still be safely controlled because the customer can still steer the vehicle,” Hresko said. “When the condition occurs, both a chime will sound and a ‘Power Steering’ message will be displayed.” Plans for the remedy are being developed. Customers will be notified when the plan is finalized. Press release via General Motors/Chevrolet/Pontiac
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phillip cart
phillip cart

I have a 2010 Colbalt with 57950 miles. Just last week the power steering started acting up so i went out ont web to see if there was a recall on the cobalt for power steering failure. Which there is the problem is GM says it does not cover my vin. # what a crock of crap. So far GM nor the dealership where i bought my 2010 Cobalt will not help. So iguess next step is to report it to Federal Government and see what they can do.

thesavagepony
thesavagepony

It sucks because GM was doing so well to. We'll see if this recall has any repercussions. At the same time will Toyota have anything to day about this??

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