Unfortunately for some General Motors car owners, recalls have been issued by the company more often in the past months than other brands.
According to a recent report published by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, General Motors is recalling over 60,000 vehicles due to an issue that could expose the electric power steering assist in the vehicles to risks. The recall was issued after the company learned that, under certain circumstances, the vehicles could expose drivers to accident risks.
Impacted units include the 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu Maxx and Pontiac G6. According to GM, the impacted vehicles come with certain electric power steering assist features that could fail while in use. That could then cause the driver to lose control over the vehicle while the car is traveling at lower speeds.
According to GM, the impacted vehicles should be fixed for free at authorized dealers. Torque sensor assemblies should be replaced as soon as possible so that impacted vehicles are not involved in accidents.
While no accidents linked to these vehicles have been reported by GM, the company along the NHTSA are urging consumers to avoid accidents by acting promptly and responding to this recall. By heeding the instructions, consumers are able to make sure that the problem doesn’t affect them when they least expect it.
The NHTSA often reports on campaigns that impact popular vehicles. In 2014, automakers issued more recall campaigns than any other year in history, but some experts say that things could be worse for car makers in 2015. To prevent incidents and make sure that your loved ones are safe from possible personal injury incidents, stay on top of recall news.
For those of you who are not able to visit the website often enough, downloading the NHTSA app and looking up information on recalls that impact your car on your phone could save you time.
To read more on this particular GM recall, follow this link.