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LOCKING / WANDER OF ELECTRONIC STEERING

OWNERS OF VARIOUS MODELS OF GM VEHICLES ARE EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH THE ELECTRONIC STEERING SYSTEM. I AM ONE OF THOSE OWNERS - 2008 PONTIAC G6 34K MILES. STEERING WHEEL SHAKES LEFT AND RIGHT, STEERING LOCKS LEFT OR RIGHT MOMENTARILY WHEN CORRECTING FOR STEERING CONDITIONS. I'VE TAKEN MY VEHICLE INTO DEALER FOR REPAIRS 4 TIMES. STEERING COLUMN WAS REPLACED AND THE FOLLOWING DAY SAME PROBLEM WITH THE NEW STEERING COLUMN. TODAY (06/ 27/09) THE VEHICLE IS BACK AT THE DEALERSHIP. GM MUST BE AWARE OF THE STEERING PROBLEMS BECAUSE FROM WHAT I'VE GATHERED THEY HAVE THESE SAME COMPLAINT ON ELECTRONIC STEERING SINCE 2004. COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN TURNED INTO THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION (NHTSA) AND GM UPGRADED SENSORS FOR THE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS, SO THE NHTSA CLOSED THE CASES WITHOUT FURTHER FOLLOW UP. IF ANYTHING IS TO BE DONE THE OWNERS OF VEHICLES THAT EXPERIENCE PROBLEMS WITH SAFETY RELATED ISSUES NEED TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE NHTSA. SO THEY CAN OPEN A NEW INVESTIGATION. VISIT THEIR WEB SITE AT (www.NHTSA.GOV) AND FILL OUT A SIMPLE FORM IN THEIR COMPLAINT SECTION. THIS PROBLEM WITH STEERING IS A SERIOUS ISSUE AND MAYBE WITH THEIR HELP WE CAN GET GM AND THEIR SUPPLIERS TO RESPOND.

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