GM Recalls 1.3 Million Vehicles with Power Steering Problem
General Motors (GM) is recalling more than 1.3 million vehicles that could suddenly lose power steering (EPS) assist at any time while driving.
The GM vehicles affected by this recall include model year 2004-2006 and 2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu, 2004-2006 Malibu Maxx, 2009-2010 HHR (non-turbo), 2010 Cobalt, 2008-2009 Saturn Aura, 2004-2007 Saturn Ion, and 2005-2009 Pontiac G6 vehicles.
If the subject vehicles suddenly lose power steering while in motion, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Owners of all recalled vehicles will be notified by GM, and dealers will perform the necessary repairs once the required parts are available. These repairs will be made at no cost to the vehicle owner.
GM expects to send an interim recall notification letter to vehicles owners around April 28, 2014. When parts are available, owners will be mailed a second letter with instructions on getting the repairs.
For further information on this recall, contact Chevrolet at (800) 630-2438, Saturn at (800) 553-6000, or Pontiac at (800) 620-7668. GM's reference number for this recall is N140115.