General Motors Co, one of the leading car manufacturer and retailers in the world is now recalling 1.3 million compact cars in North America to fix a power steering problem. GM recalls 1.3 million cars to address the issue as the known steering problem has caused 14 crashes and one injury (according to General Motors). US safety regulators made an investigation into 905,000 Cobalt model cars and found that the power steering failure problem caused several crashes.
“After our in-depth investigation, we found that this is a condition that takes time to develop. It tends to occur in older models out of warranty”, commented Jamie Hresko, Vice President of Quality, General Motors.
GM recalls the following cars:
- 2005-2010 model Chevrolet Cobalt in US
- 2007-2010 Pontiac G5 in US
- 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit in Canada
- 2005-2006 Pontiac G4 sold in Mexico
Hresko said that recalling vehicles is the right thing to do for the customers’ peace of mind. General motors is currently in development of a remedy to fix the problem and will notify customers when the plan is finalized.