GM is recalling vehicles due to problems that can cause sudden power steering failure. This expands a recall from March 2104 that affected 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S.
The newly recalled models are the 2006-7:
• Chevrolet Malibu
• Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
• Pontiac G6
In the report posted on the NHTSA website GM says, a message will be displayed on the Driver Information Center and an alert will sound if power steering is lost. The driver will still be able to maintain control but it will require more effort at low speeds, which could result in an increased risk of a crash. To date, the problem has caused one crash but no injuries or deaths.
If you drive the above make of vehicles, check to see whether yours is covered by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website and using the VIN checker.