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General Motors Recall

General Motors Corporation is recalling more than 800,000 cars because of a power steering defect that may have led to at least eight injuries.

The models are the 1996 Buick Regal, 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, 1997-98 Oldsmobile Cutlass, Chevrolet Lumina, Monte Carlo, Malibu and 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue cars.

Also, some 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix and Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme and 1997-98 Buick Regal cars are being recalled. GM will begin instructing car owners in February to bring the affected vehicles to dealers for repairs.

Drivers have experienced intermittent tosses of power steering when making left turns, especially at low speeds. Some drivers could experience higher resistance when turning left, followed by unintended power assist to the right, the company said.

Eight injuries have been reported that may have been related to the defect. No deaths were reported.


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