General Motors has announced that they are recalling 1.5 million vehicles in the United States due to an issue with the electronic power-steering assist.
This electronic power-steering of the GM vehicles can suddenly stop working. As you can imagine, this poses very serious dangers for driver with the vehicles that are issued under this recall.
Electronic Power-Steering Recall
The vehicles that are included in this GM recall include the following:
- Chevrolet Malibu
- Malibu Maxx
- Chevrolet HHR
- Saturn Aura
- Saturn Ion
- Pontiac G6
The model years affected by the recall vary, but all of the vehicles included in the recall are from the model year 2010 or earlier.
General Motors Recalls
This electronic power-steering recall comes at a time in which General Motors is in the news for various other recalls. This most recent recall brings the total number of vehicles recalled by the automaker to 6.3 million since February 2014.
Those affected by this latest recall will be able to access their dealers to replace the power steering motor and other parts at no cost. However, recall-related costs for GM are expected to total $750 million in the first quarter.
Recall Related Vehicle Accidents
There appears to be no accidents related to this specific recall. There was however several accidents and deaths related to the ignition switch recall that GM issued earlier this month.
As we stated in a previous recall-related blog post, our advice is first and foremost to take the necessary steps to ensure safety. Our law office also reminds readers to seek legal guidance if they have been involved in a vehicle accident that is related to a recall. They should contact a product liability claims attorney to help them sort through the legal process and guide them in the steps to take to ensure that they receive any compensation that is warranted.