GM: Additional Recall Affects Millions of Vehicles After History of Accidents

As CEO Mary Barra was preparing to testify before congress about a recall of 2.2 million vehicles which demonstrated an ignition switch problem leading to 13 deaths, a new recall was announced for a problem which can cause a sudden loss of power steering.  The new recall affects an estimated 1.3 million vehicles, some of which were already affected by the ignition switch recall.  Cars included in the recall include Saturn Ion, Chevrolet HHR, Chevy Cobalt, Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx, Saturn Aura and Pontiac G6.  Some of these models had previously been recalled for the same issue but are being recalled again as the efforts of GM to solve the issue did not go far enough and still present a safety risk.  If you have one of these models of vehicles manufactured between 2004 and 2010, please contact your dealer to determine your rights to a repair.  These defects are major problems and can cause accidents leading to critical injuries or death.

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