GM Recalling 1.3M Vehicles Over Steering Problems

General Motors Company is recalling 1.3 million vehicles in North America to address a power steering problem that has been linked to 14 crashes and one injury, the company said.

The recall covers the 2005-2010 model year Chevrolet Cobalt and 2007-2010 Pontiac G5 in the United States; 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit sold in Canada, and the 2005-2006 Pontiac G4 sold in Mexico, GM said in a statement.

The sudden loss of power steering can occur at any time and consumers are urged to not wait for the recall notice if the problem happens. They are to report to an authorized manufacturer’s dealer immediately for assistance.

If your power steering goes out three or more times during your original or extended manufacturers warranty, you have rights and it is important to look into them to determine the remedies you are entitled to. For more information, please call us at 1-800 LEMON LAW (1-800-536-6652) or send us an e-mail.

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  1. I have a 2009 Pontiac G5. I went through a Tim Horton’s drive through and rubbed a curb there was a piece of metal sticking out ,it put a whole in my tire and bent my axle. I am waiting for some answers from GM. Total cost to me is over $2,000.00. No damage to car I just rubbed the curb with my tire. Dealership said that this kind of damage you would think would be caused by a bad accident. Gm is not calling me back they say it is not under warranty. I told them they should look at it as leaving a drive through you are not going very fast. And you would think the axle would be stronger then that. What kind of damaged would of happened if I was in a real accident???? We went back and pulled the steel pole so there was movement.

  2. Hi Debbie,

    Unfortunately not a GM issue (one GM would be legally responsible to pay). If the dealership had a defect in the curb that caused or contributed to the damage, maybe they would be responsible but I would simply put it through your insurance and let them subrogate against the dealership as they see fit. Just make sure you document to the insurance company it wasn’t your fault due to the latent (hidden) defect.


    Bob S.

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