A new recall issued by General Motors is affecting the Chevrolet Malibu and the Pontiac G6 because of a sudden loss of electric power steering assist.
The General Motors recall saga continues with a new “action” announced by the North American based automotive giant. This may not be the ignition switch recall announced over the last few months in which more than 30,000,000 vehicles have been recalled, but it cannot be ignored. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Chevrolet Malibu and the Pontiac G6 vehicles are the subject of a new recall. The feds are stating that this has been announced because of a sudden loss of electric power steering assist, which can occur at any time.
If the electric power steering will be lost, than the driver will need to use greater effort in order to steer the defective car at low speeds and this can increase the risk of a crash and injury. The affected cars are the 2006 – 2007 Pontiac G6, produced between the 18th of April, 2006, and the 30th of June, 2006, along with the 2006 to 2007 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx, put together between the 1st of April, 2006, and the 30th of June, 2006. Owners of these cars will be notified shortly by General Motors and the company’s dealers will be replacing the torque sensor assembly free of charge. For any extra details on the subject, owners can contact Chevrolet at 1 800 222 1020, Pontiac at 1 800 762 2737 or the NHTSA at 1 888 327 4236.