General Motors has announced the recall of 1.3 million Chevrolet and Pontiac models sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The recall was prompted by complaints of power steering motor failure, and effects the following vehicles:
2005 to 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
2007 to 2010 Pontiac G5
2005 to 2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada)
2005 to 2006 Pontiac G4 (Mexico)
A power steering motor failure would not result in a loss of steering, but it would increase steering effort at low speeds. A failure is indicated by a warning light and chime.
GM is targeting older models first, as the failure usually occurs after 20k to 30k miles of driving. As you’d imagine, it will take GM some time to build up parts inventory before they can begin accommodating all customers.