You probably should have seen this coming from a mile away.
After the recent Toyota hearings on Capitol Hill, the Federal government has gotten very serious about car safety.
The results: today GM recalled 1.3 million cars (dating from 2005 to 2010 and sold in the U.S, Mexico and Canada) to replace a power steering motor that could fail.
"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," said Jamie Hresko, GM vice president of quality, in a
statement. “Recalling these vehicles is the right thing to do for our
customers' peace of mind."
The recalled cars include the:
– 2005 to 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts,
– 2007 to 2010 Pontiac G5s, and
– 2005 and 2006 Pontiac Pursuits
According to the Detroit Free Press:
"The National Highway Traffic Safety Agency in January had opened a
probe of 905,000 Cobalts from the 2005 through 2009 model year
following 1,132 complaints of power steering failures that could make
the cars hard to control. The complaints included reports of 14 crashes
and one injury."
This GM follows on the heals of a massive Toyota recall that saw Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda apologize to Congress last week.
Take a look at the complete list of recalled Toyota cars HERE.
And click HERE for a video demonstration of what to do if your car accelerates out of control.