GM Adds 70K Cars to Power Steering Recall

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

GM is expanding an existing recall to include 69,633 more vehicles.

The original recall was announced in March 2014, when GM called back 1.3 million cars to repair or replace the power steering pump which can fail while the car is driving. Being added are the 2006–2007 Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx, and Pontiac G6, but only models built between April and June 2006.

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In the original recall, the Saturn Ion, Saturn Aura, Chevy HHR, and Chevy Cobalt were all affected. To fix the issue, GM dealers either replaced the EPS motor, the EPS motor controller, or the torque sensor depending on the model. For the newly affected bunch, only the torque sensor needs fixing.

New silver-plated torque sensors will be installed in the affected vehicles to remedy the issue.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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