Consumers Urged to Respond to Latest GM Recall Promptly

Consumers across the country have been bombarded by auto recall campaigns in 2014 like they never had before.

According to some experts, the year of 2015 will be just as complicated or even more so to automakers. This could complicate things even further for consumers who rely on their vehicles to commute to work, take their kids to school, and perform other important activities of their daily lives.

As mid-February encroaches, more recall campaigns are launched by major automakers with the help of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The latest recall involves over 60,000 vehicles manufactured by General Motors. The recall campaign announcement published by the federal agency has been linked to vehicles that come with certain electric power steering assist technologies that may not function correctly at certain moments. This issue could expose drivers, passengers, and many others to crash risks.

According to the manufacturer, vehicles impacted include the 2006 and 2007 Pontiac G6 vehicles manufactured between April 18, 2006 and June 30, 2006. The recall also impacts the 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx that were manufactured between April 1, 2006 and June 30, 2006. Since the steering assist may fail while in use, the driver may lose control over the vehicle. This problem could expose the driver to an accident risk.

GM Offers Remedy, Contacts Consumers Impacted by Recall

The official announcement has indicated that all impacted consumers are being contacted by the manufacturer promptly. Dealers will have the recalled vehicles inspected and torque sensor assemblies that have been impacted by the recall will be replaced as a result.

If you have been impacted but you’re not sure of how to deal with this particular recall, contact either Pontiac or Chevrolet to schedule a visit to a local dealer. If you have questions regarding this recall, follow this link to read more.

Whenever you learn that your vehicle was impacted by a recall, you should make sure that the issues your car is facing are addressed immediately. What the recalls of 2014 showed us is that drivers can be exposed to serious accident risks long before these vehicles are recalled.

If consumers are not ready to heed the instructions stipulated by the manufacturer, they could be exposed to dire consequences.

To learn more about other recalls and if your vehicle has been impacted by multiple campaigns, make sure to either visit the NHTSA website or download the federal agency’s app. Do not wait until you’re injured to have your car fixed. GM car owners should double check if their vehicles were impacted by any of the recalls the company issued in 2014.