GM recalling 1.3 million vehicles for power steering issues

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GM recalling 1.3 million vehicles for power steering issues

March 31, 2014 Updated Mar 31, 2014 at 4:00 PM CDT

General Motors is recalling 1.3 million vehicles due to issues related to a sudden loss of power steering capabilities.

The recall includes the 2004 and 2005 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx, the 2004 to 2007 Saturn Ion, and the 2005 Pontiac G6, as well as other makes and model years.

On Friday, GM announced it was recalling all model years of the Chevy HHR and Cobalt, the Pontiac Solstice and G5 and the Saturn Ion and Sky due to an ignition switch issue.

That flaw had been linked to at least 12 deaths. There is no word on deaths or injuries connected to the latest recall.

The announcement on Monday comes just one day before GM CEO Mary Barra is set to testify before Congress on the ignition switch recall.

In written testimony released a day before her appearance, Barra said she does not yet have answers on why GM did not catch the faulty switch for more than a decade.

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