GM Power Steering Defect Results in 1.3 Million Vehicles Recalled in US and Canada

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Detroit, MI: General Motors informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Transport Canada today that it would recall more than 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. (145,700 in Canada) that may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering assist.

f power steering assist is lost, a message displays on the Driver Information Center and a chime sounds to inform the driver. 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.
Models subject to safety recall are the:

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

In addition, 309,160 non-turbocharged Chevrolet HHRs from the 2006-2008 model years (and several hundred 2009 models) and 96,324 Saturn IONs from the 2003 model year that are not subject to these recalls will be given lifetime warranties for replacement of the electronic power steering motor.

The 2004-2007 Saturn ION, the 2009-2010 Chevrolet HHR and the 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt are included in previously announced recalls for ignition switches and which are blamed for 13 deaths, 12 in the US and one in Canada, that will the subject of a House subcommittee hearing Tuesday where CEO Mary Barra is scheduled to testify.

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My father had a Pontiac G6 2008. He was in an accident which involved steering. He died from his injuries. It has taken me 3 yrs. to get over it. I am applying for class action lawsuit over this.

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My Saturn's power steering shut off on the highway going 70 mph it almost killed me I had to shift to N turn car off to restart with no power steering and my ignition was faulty replaced both parts but now it has 7 other recall issues.I'm afraid to drive this car 2007 Saturn ion has all recalls they just keep coming 8000.00 I'm paying for this death trap .its so deadly to I drive it till its to late ?pay for a car that's going to kill me unexpectly? Or was I sold a Lemon I don't know but due to cont.maintenance on this car I'm behind on payments but I'm not wanting to pay for this dangerous vehicle or drive it .I don't know if I can get help with this.but seeking options thank u

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I have a pontiac g6 2008 with power steering issues covered under recall, had it "repaired" by dealership three times. It has caused a couple accidents and tires and still not fixed.

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