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UAW quiet on GM’s recall of 1.3M compacts for steering problem

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Amid the public crucifiction of Toyota, the government/UAW-owned General Motors has a little, teeney-weeney, itsy-bitsy recall problem of its own.

From the Associated Press:

General Motors Co. said Monday it will recall 1.3 million Chevrolet and Pontiac compact cars sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico to fix power steering motors that can fail.

The recall affects 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.

The automaker said the vehicles are still safe to drive and never lose their steering, but it may be harder to steer them when traveling under 15 mph.

[snip]

GM told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the recall on Monday. NHTSA began an investigation into 905,000 of the models on Jan. 27 after getting 1,100 complaints that the cars lost their power steering assist. The complaints included 14 crashes and one injury.

Read more here.

No telling if government/UAW-owned GM execs will get the same Congressional UAW-inspired grilling from the politicians that Toyota execs received.

Somehow, we doubt it.
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