GM Power Steering Recall
Written by Faith Anderson on February 18, 2015
Yet Another GM Recall Issued, This Time Over Power Steering Problems
Certain General Motors vehicles may be affected by a recent expansion of a 2014 recall issued over power steering problems.
Auto maker General Motors is expanding a 2014 recall to include an additional 81,000 vehicles, following reports that a sudden loss of power steering assist in certain sedan models may put drivers at risk of car accidents. The latest GM recall was announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) on February 3, after the agency received at least one report involving an accident allegedly caused by the driver’s sudden loss of power steering. If you have been injured in a car accident you believe was caused by the power steering problems in GM vehicles, contact a knowledgeable auto defect attorney today to explore your possible compensation options.
GM Power Steering Defect
This GM power steering recall is an expansion of a recall issued by the auto maker in March 2014, which included approximately 1.8 million vehicles believed to feature faulty power steering designs. After receiving additional complaints from Transport Canada involving power steering problems in vehicles not included in the initial recall, the NHTSA opened a secondary investigation to identify and address the issues. After examining the reports of power steering problems issued to the NHTSA, General Motors concluded that several factors may be contributing to the vehicles’ tendency to lose power steering assist, and that more vehicles may be impacted by the defect.
GM Vehicles Affected by Recall
According to GM, the recall expansion includes 81,000 model-year 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx and Pontiac G6 vehicles manufactured between April 1, 2006 and June 20, 2006, with 69,633 of the vehicles registered in the United States and the rest registered in Mexico and Canada. The General Motors vehicles are reportedly experiencing a loss of power steering due to minor damage to the electrical terminal on the torque sensor occurring during the assembly process, which makes it more difficult for the steering wheel to be turned by the driver, and increases the risk of these vehicles being involved in car accidents.
Contact a Skilled Auto Defect Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident allegedly caused by an auto defect, such as the faulty power steering assist in certain GM vehicles, our consumer advocates at the Consumer Justice Foundation can help. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers harmed in motor vehicle accidents caused by faulty auto parts, and can help put you in touch with a knowledgeable lawyer who has experience handling auto defect claims. With a qualified attorney on your side, you may be able to seek fair and timely reimbursement for your car accident injuries and medical expenses.