Ottawa, ON. – Transport Canada has released its latest recalls, which may affect some Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn models.
Chevrolet, Pontiac, Saturn
Units Affected – 67,414
Malibu – 2005, 2006, 2008
Malibu Maxx – 2005, 2006, 2008
G6 – 2005, 2006, 2008
Aura – 2008
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. Steering control can be maintained, as the vehicle will revert to a manual steering mode, but requires greater driver effort at low vehicle speeds. Unless a driver compensates for this additional steering effort, loss of power steering assist may increase the risk of a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Vehicles will receive a special extended warranty coverage for a period of 10 years/240,000 km, whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership. Under this special coverage program, for 2005 & 2006 model year vehicles, dealers will replace the steering column. For 2008 model year vehicles, dealers will replace the power steering motor control module.
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