Recall roundup: GM vehicles in Canada for power steering failures image

General Motors has recently announced a recall for some of its models in Canada because of a problem with the power steering, which may fail.

According to Transport Canada, 67,414 units of the 2005, 2006 and 2008 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx, along with the Pontiac G6 and the 2008 Saturn Aura models, will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of power steering failures. Transport Canada says that if the power steering will fail, drivers will still be able to maintain control of their cars with additional steering effort.

“Certain vehicles equipped with electric power steering may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist that could occur at any time while driving. If the power steering assist is lost, a message is displayed on the Driver Information Centre and a chime sounds to inform the driver”, as Transport Canada is saying in its recalls summary of the problem.

The recall for the above mentioned models has begun on the 1st of October and General Motors has informed its dealers in the country, which will notify owners. No details on possible crashes or injures have been reported yet. The affected parts will be replaced free of charge.

  • Maurice

    This happened on our 2007 Malibu, yet no recall, dont understand why the 2007 was not included.

  • Yau

    I have the same problem with my 2004 Malibu Maxx, which is the same car and same power steering as the 2005 and 2006 model. I wonder why it is not covered under this GM recall?