So, we've all heard that General Motors is doing another recall. This time it's on more than 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. that may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering assist. If power steering assist is lost, a message displays on the Driver Information Center and a chime sounds to inform the driver. Steering control can be maintained because the vehicle will revert to manual steering, but greater driver effort would be required at low vehicle speeds, which could increase the risk of a crash. CHEVY MALIBU POWER STEERING RECALL 2004 Chevrolet Malibu: All Models 2005 Chevrolet Malibu: All Models 2006 Chevrolet Malibu: Some Models 2007 Chevrolet Malibu: Not currently part of the recall. ??? 2008 Chevrolet Malibu: Some Models 2009 Chevrolet Malibu: Some Models Depending on the vehicle, GM will replace free of charge either the power steering motor, the steering column, the power steering motor control unit or a combination of the steering column and the power steering motor control unit. Customers who previously paid for repairs of these parts would be eligible for reimbursement. In addition, 309,160 non-turbocharged Chevrolet HHRs from the 2006-2008 model years (and several hundred 2009 models) and 96,324 Saturn IONs from the 2003 model year that are not subject to these recalls will be given lifetime warranties for replacement of the electronic power steering motor. So this begs the question. Why is the 2007 Chevy Malibu exempt from this recall? I was just asked this question, so I have sent a message to GM to see if I can get an answer on this. I'm sure it's something that a lot of 2007 Chevy Malibu owners want to know. Once I get an answer back I will post it to the OP in this thread. - - - Updated - - - I know we have some Malibu owners on here, in fact my Mother-In-Law has one of these vehicles. I'm going to check with her to see if she's got a recall notice or not from GM. - - - Updated - - - I'm still waiting back on the message from GM, but I just heard from a parts & service director that the reason why 2007 models and some 2006, 2008 and 2009 Malibus are not on the list is that is depends on the part supplier who made the part. So, even though the part number is the same, they came from different vendors. I'm not sure if that's the answer that GM is going to give us, but that's what I was told by someone who claims that he was told to box up and ship back certain lot numbers of some of these parts that were in his warehouse because they're probably from the bad vendor. On another note, I was told that the letters will go out this week and they expect to start getting the new parts into dealerships next week or the week after that, so no earlier than the second week of April.