General Motors informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it would recall more than 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. that may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering assist.
When power steering is lost, a message is displayed to the driver, along with a chime to notify them. Steering control can be maintained because the vehicle will revert to manual steering, but greater driver effort would be required at low vehicle speeds, which could increase the risk of a crash.
Some of the vehicles under the recall include:
◾Chevrolet Malibu: All model year 2004 and 2005, and some model year 2006 and model year 2008 and 2009 vehicles
◾Chevrolet Malibu Maxx: All model year 2004 and 2005, and some 2006 model year
◾Chevrolet HHR (Non-Turbo): Some model year 2009 and 2010 vehicles
◾Chevrolet Cobalt: Some model year 2010 vehicles
◾Saturn Aura: Some model year 2008 and 2009 vehicles
◾Saturn ION: All model year 2004 to 2007 vehicles
◾Pontiac G6: All model year 2005, and some model year 2006 and model year 2008 and 2009 vehicles
◾Service parts installed into certain vehicles before May 31, 2010 under a previous safety recall
Any vehicle that fits the recall standards will be fixed by GM motors free of charge. GM Motors hopes to fix all of the recalled vehicles in order to increase safety to their drivers.
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