General Motors Recalling 1.3 Million Vehicles

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

General Motors has a new set of problems as they are about to recall 1.3 million vehicles sold in North America and Mexico because of problems related to motors of the power steering unit.

In an odd statement to me, the company said while the cars can experience loss of control when traveling under 15 mile per hour, they are still safe to drive, while always having the ability to steer.

That's strange to me in that there is a loss of control of steering but then it's implied it's said it's still safe to drive. Even if it's in general not a life or death circumstance, loss of control could damage other property or cause other problems where it could be more dangerous; especially from others that may be traveling at higher speeds.

To underplay this by General Motors is ridiculous to me, especially in relationship to steering a car. I wonder if the executives at this company will be called before Congress for their incompetence?

I also consider it strange when the company also says those owning the cars can continue operating them until the parts for repairs are available. Again they state that the steering could malfunction and become harder to do when there is a problem.

Anyone that gets into an accident from this mechanical failure will have grounds to sue from the company assuring the car owners there is no reason not to continue using their vehicles.

General Motors said if a problem does occur, there will be a warning light which will come on, at which time the difficulties in steering should accompany it.

Models being recalled with the power steering motor malfunction include 2005 to 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts, 2007 to 2010 Pontiac G5s, 2005 and 2006 Pontiac Pursuits sold in Canada, and 2005 and 2006 Pontiac G4s sold in Mexico.

Spokesman for General Motors said it'll take a while before they are able to offer the 1.3 million replacement parts to car owners. The strategy is to evidently fix the older vehicles first and then work up to the newer ones from there.

Article by Gary B

The views expressed are the subjective opinion of the article's author and not of

Tags: general motors , general motors recall , power steering motors

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