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GM recalls 1.3 million cars for steering defect

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DETROIT (WKOW) -- General Motors is recalling more than one million vehicles because of a problem with power steering.

The automaker says the problem can cause the power steering to suddenly stop working. Drivers can still steer because the vehicle will revert to manual steering, but it takes more effort by the driver to steer at low speeds.

Here are the models involved:
  • 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
Dealers will replace the power steering motor and other parts for free.

This new recall brings to 6.1 million the number of vehicles GM has recalled since February.
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