Monday GM said it is recalling 1.5 million cars due to a defect in the electronic power-steering assist that can make it suddenly stop working, which makes the cars harder to drive. GM has recalled 6.3 million cars since February, and they expect recall costs to total $750 million in the first quarter.
According to KTKR-TV Houston, the following is included in the new recall:
– Chevrolet Malibu from the 2004-2005 model years, plus some 2006, 2008 and 2009 model-year cars.
– Chevrolet Malibu Maxx from the 2004-2005 model years, plus some 2006 model-year cars.
– Chevrolet HHR from the 2009-2010 model years (non-turbocharged only).
– Some Chevrolet Cobalts from the 2010 model year.
– Some Saturn Auras from the 2008-2009 model years.
– Saturn Ion from the 2004-2007 model years.
– Pontiac G6 from the 2005 model year, plus some cars from the 2006, 2008 and 2009 model years.
– Service parts installed into certain vehicles before May 31, 2010, under a previous recall
GM says there have been no deaths as a result of the defect, and they’re still investigating whether there have been any accidents or injuries. GM dealers will replace the power steering motor and other parts for free, and owners will be notified of the recall the week of April 28, and parts will be available after that.
Source: KTRK-TV Houston, “GM recalls 1.5 million cars for steering defect,” March 31, 2014