382.474 Saturn Ions investigated by the NHTSA image

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced on Monday the investigation into 382.474 Saturn Ion sedans because of some faults in the electrical power system. According to the NHTSA, 382.474 units of the 2004 – 2007 Saturn Ion sedans are being investigated because of the faults in the electrical power system that can cause the power steering system to fail.

The feds said that they have received 846 complaints because of this issue, while General Motors Co. received 3.489 complaints and 17.385 warranty claims. The NHTSA has reported 16 crashes and two injuries to drivers because of difficulty steering after the power failed.

General Motors didn’t comment on this problem for the moment but this isn’t the only investigation of the NHTSA in the loss of power steering and just last year the agency recalled 1.05 million units of the 2005 – 2010 Cobalt vehicles and Pontiac G5s to correct a defect with the electric power system assist motor.

  • almprin06

    GM knows about this.

    Last year, I got a letter from GM which basically said, "Your Ion's power steering may fail at any time while you are driving, but don't worry, we've extended the warranty on it if it does fail."

    For some reason,. GM didn't mention how they would help fix the rest of any accident damage. Uggh.

    I'm thinking…should this be a mandatory recall?