General Motors has recalled 1.3 million Chevrolet and Pontiac models in North America for power steering failures that are tied to 14 crashes and one injury in the United States, according to the company. The recall affects 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt and 2007-2010 Pontiac G5 models sold in the United States, 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit vehicles sold in Canada, and 2005-2006 Pontiac G4 models sold in Mexico. GM told NHTSA about the recall after concluding its own investigation first launched in January 2009.
In January 2010, NHTSA opened a separate investigation on 905,000 U.S. Cobalt models after receiving more than 1,100 complaints on power steering failures, 14 crashes and an injury. GM vice president of quality Jamie Hresko said the investigation revealed that the problem develops over time, and is more likely to occur in vehicles whose warranty has expired. The condition tends to impact vehicles that have been driven 20,000 to 30,000 miles, according to GM.
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