This proposed class action concerns the negligent and dangerous design, manufacture and installation of the electric power steering assist in the vehicles named in the following chart:
|MAKE||MODEL||MODEL YEARS (Inclusive)|
|Chevrolet||Malibu||2004 to 2006, 2008 to 2009|
|Chevrolet||Cobalt||2005 to 2010|
|Chevrolet||HHR||2009 to 2010|
|Pontiac||G5||2007 to 2010|
|Pontiac||G6||2005 to 2006, 2008 to 2009|
|Pontiac||Pursuit||2005 to 2006|
|Saturn||Ion||2004 to 2007|
|Saturn||Aura||2008 to 2009|
The statement of claim was filed May 2, 2014.
On March 31, 2014, GMC announced that if the power steering is lost, the subject vehicles will revert to a manual steering mode, requiring greater driver effort to steer at low vehicle speeds, which could result in an increased risk of a crash.
The plaintiffs allege that GM and GMC were negligent in the design, manufacture and installation of the electric power steering assist in the Vehicles which was a dangerous defect.