General Motors (GM) has announced that they will recalling 1.3 million vehicles due to issues related to the sudden loss of power steering capabilities.

The following vehicles are being recalled:

  • 2004 – 2006, 2008-2009 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2004 – 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
  • 2004 – 2007 Saturn Ion
  • 2008 – 2009 Saturn Aura
  • 2005 – 2009 Pontiac G6
  • 2009 – 2010 Chevrolet HHR
  • 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

Four of the models were part of the GM ignition recall; the auto manufacturer recalled more than 3 million vehicles due to a faulty ignition switch that was linked to 13 deaths.

Drivers will know instantly if the power steering system fails because a chime and dashboard message will show; the vehicle can be steered without power assist, but will require more force to steer at low speeds.

GM will be notifying owners, and dealers will perform one of four bulletins. Parts to fix the defect are currently not available; once available, owners will be mailed an additional letter notifying them about contacting a dealer for repairs.

No accidents or injuries have been reported. However, if you or a loved one has been injured an auto accident as a driver or passenger of a recalled GM vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a car accident lawyer from The Eichholz Law Firm today at (866) 947-7449 for more information.