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GM Recalls 1.5 Million Cars for Steering Defect

Store-GM2DETROIT (AP/WGGB) — General Motors is recalling 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. because the electronic power-steering assist can suddenly stop working.

Vehicles being recalled include:

– Chevrolet Malibu: All model year 2004 and 2005, and some model year 2006 and model year 2008 and 2009 vehicles
– Chevrolet Malibu Maxx: All model year 2004 and 2005, and some 2006 model year
– Chevrolet HHR (Non-Turbo): Some model year 2009 and 2010 vehicles
– Chevrolet Cobalt: Some model year 2010 vehicles
– Saturn Aura: Some model year 2008 and 2009 vehicles
– Saturn ION: All model year 2004 to 2007 vehicles
– Pontiac G6: All model year 2005, and some model year 2006 and model year 2008 and 2009 vehicles
– Service parts installed into certain vehicles before May 31, 2010 under a previous safety recall

The new recall brings to 6.3 million the number of vehicles GM has recalled since February. The initial recall — now at 2.6 million small cars for an ignition switch defect — prompted the automaker to name a new safety chief and speed up pending recalls.

The company expects recall-related costs to total $750 million in the first quarter.

In the latest recall, dealers will replace the power steering motor and other parts for free.

 


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