GM To Recall 1.3 Million Compacts For Steering Problem

General Motors says it is recalling 1.3 million compact cars in the U.S., Canada and Mexico to fix power steering motors that can fail.

Models covered by the recall include 2005 to 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts, the 2007 to 2010 Pontiac G5s, 2005 and 2006 Pontiac Pursuits sold in Canada and 2005 and 2006 Pontiac G4s sold in Mexico.

GM says the vehicles are safe to drive and never lose steering, but they may be harder to steer when traveling under 15 mph.

The automaker is getting parts to replace the electric power steering motor and will notify customers when to bring their cars to dealers

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 5, 2010 at 11:03 AM
    Actually, Obama motors, is actually Union Motors. I will never have another GM vehicle again. What they did to the shareholders and president was communism takeover. You know, all of those seniors that owned GM stock and Chrysler stock, that lost their retirement? Ron and Joe, both of you are correct, the Toyota mess was just an attack on Toyota, for not using union labor....
  • by Steve Location: Kinston on Mar 5, 2010 at 02:23 AM
    I agree with Rob as well. I have been a chevy man all my life but refuse to support Government Motors. Just another black eye for what was one of the big 3.....Now only Ford
  • by MARK Location: TARBORO on Mar 4, 2010 at 06:02 PM
  • by Maureen Location: Greenville, NC on Mar 2, 2010 at 06:08 PM
    uh, YEAH! I own a Pontiac G5 (2007) and a MONTH ago my father died...I was freaking out, trying to pack up and get to the OBX to my parents' house and my power steering went out. I took it to the dealer, they ordered the wonder it wasn't the 2-4 projected days they said the part would take to get in...grrr. But hey, at least my arms are buff ;) I still love GM and commend them for coming out with the truth sooner than later.
  • by Rob Location: Greenville on Mar 2, 2010 at 06:00 PM
    Buy Ford
  • by pete Location: grifton on Mar 2, 2010 at 05:09 PM
    OH! but they do accelerate out of control and the brake pedals fall into the floor.been there done that 2005 chevy cobalt.
  • by Mark Location: Tarboro on Mar 2, 2010 at 03:53 PM
    Toyota grew too fast... I, frankly own Fords, with no major problems ... BUY AMERICAN!!! We need to help the big 3 out!!!
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Mar 2, 2010 at 09:04 AM
    Toyota is a much more American and Patriotic company than GM and Chrysler. GM and Chrysler are now socialist companies which are completely contradictory to everything that made America great. Toyota employees 200,000 Americans who earn very good wages, are not infested with corrupt unions, and have not taken a penny from the taxpayers. I have 2 Chevy's and 1 dodge. When they are replaced it will be with either a Ford, Toyota or Honda.
  • by Scott on Mar 2, 2010 at 08:20 AM
    My parents and I, myself, have never owned anything but GM with the exception of a 91 Nissan Stanza. The Nissan was the worst car I ever had reliability wise, it wasn't new but it shouldn't have given me the problems it did. My uncle and grandfather owned exclusivly Fords. Both with no problems. I would say that the power steering pump not working is a much less severe problem than the vehicle accelerating out of control. It wasn't that long ago that Power Steering was an option and the cars weighed a whole lot more back then. All car makers have recalls, in Toyota's case the problem was 1. serious 2. not taken seriously for years 3. has now bit them in the rear. The recall isn't what has caused the uproar, it's Toyota's attitude about the issue up until it couldn't deny it was a problem anymore.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 2, 2010 at 08:01 AM
    I don't delight in any car manufacturer having problems, but I think its good for people to see that a company like Toyota can have quality-control problems just like an American company. Of course, initially I think Toyota wanted to make a distinction that it was the US-built cars having problems. I think Ford is on top of the game right now with probably the best quality and vehicle lineup available. Ford's Mustang and F-150 never go out of style and the Taurus and Fusion offer a buyer a lot of car for the money. Plus, they have successfully moved from the truck-based SUV market to the crossover market with Flex and Edge. They have invested wisely in new engine technology and it will pay off for them. I think Henry would be proud of the company he started in 2010.
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