1.3 Million GM Vehicles Recalled Over Electric Power Steering Issues

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While the entire automotive industry has recalled almost 28 million automobiles last year, General Motors is getting perilously close to the 30 million mark. If you take into consideration this louse up happened in under 7 months, you can bet you friends the recall tally will surpass 50 million by the end of the year and win yourself a handful of bucks as well.
Starting with the entire production run of the 2004 to 2005 Chevrolet Malibu and some 2006, 2008 and 2009 MY cars, this call back operation also involves the 2004 - 2006 Chevy Malibu Maxx, 2009 - 2010 Chevrolet HHR (non-turbo), 2010 Chevy Cobalt, 2005 - 2009 Pontiac G6 and 2008 - 2009 Saturn Aura.

Some of the aforementioned vehicles have been already recalled for faulty ignition switches, but this time they're being called back for a fault with the EPS module and/or torque sensor assembly. To be more specific, the electric power steering assist could fail when the car is operating.

Imagine if that happens when you're on a twisty bit of road while doing some miles per hour. Yup, that's not a pretty situation to find yourself. Moreover, bulletin number 14119 also informs that some 2003 model year Saturn Ion in both sedan and quad-coupe flavor, as well as 2006 - 2007 Chevrolet HHRs are due for a visit at the service department for a EPS motor replacement for the life of the vehicle.

If you own a vehicle similar to the ones we previously mentioned, please contact your local dealer as soon as possible and provide the Vehicle Identification Number to find out if your car needs repairs. Another way you can find answers to your question is to call the GM customer service hotline at 800-222-1020 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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