Recall roundup: Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6 image

The Chevrolet Malibu and the Pontiac G6 are the subject of a recall issued by GM and the NHTSA because of a problem with the electric power steering assist.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently announced a recall for the Chevrolet Malibu and the Pontiac G6. This has been issued after the carmaker has discovered some electric power steering assist problems as this may suddenly fail and if this happens, the risk of a crash will increase.

“In the affected vehicles, there may be a sudden loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist that could occur at any time while driving. If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash”, says the NHTSA in its recall summary of the problem.

The affected Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx are from the 2006 and 2007 model years and they have been produced between the 1st of April, 2006, and the 30th of June, 2006. The Pontiac G6 are from the 2006 and 2007 model years and they have been put together between the 18th of April, 2006, and the 30th of June, 2006. Owners of these vehicles will be notified by General Motors and the company’s dealers will be replacing the torque sensor assembly, free of charge. The carmaker hasn’t provided a notification schedule at this time. Owners of the affected cars can contact Chevy at 1 800 222 1020, Pontiac at 1 800 762 2737 or the NHTSA hotline at 1 888 327 4236 for extra details on the subject.