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NHTSA reportedly investigating Chevrolet Cobalt power steering failures

by Michael Harley (RSS feed) on Feb 3rd, 2010 at 6:33PM

Proof that there are other automakers also under the scrutiny of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration: The Chevrolet Cobalt is under federal investigation for steering-related safety issues. To date, the NHTSA has reported 1,132 consumer complaints about a sudden loss of power steering in 2005-09 Chevrolet Cobalt and 2008-09 Chevrolet Cobalt SS models. While a loss of steering assist should not immediately lead to a crash, consumers have reported "difficulty controlling the vehicle, such as departing from the desired travel lane." The NHTSA has recorded 11 crashes... Read More

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