I did find a TSB on the issue which as follows
REPORT RECEIPT DATE: February 04, 2015
NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V064000
POTENTIAL NUMBER OF UNITS AFFECTED: 69,633
ALL PRODUCTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RECALL:
VEHICLE MAKE MODEL MODEL YEAR(S) Chevrolet Malibu 2006-2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx 2006-2007 Pontiac G6 2006-2007
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MANUFACTURER: General Motors LLC.
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Maxx vehicles manufactured April 1, 2006, to June 30, 2006, and 2006-2007 Pontiac G6 vehicles manufactured April 18, 2006, to June 30, 2006. In the affected vehicles, there may be a sudden loss of electric power steering (EPS) assist that could occur at any time while driving.
If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the torque sensor assembly, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. GM's number for this recall is 14772. Note: This is an expansion of recall 14V-153 to cover additional vehicles built between April 1, 2006 and June 30, 2006.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www. Safercar. Gov.
Looks like its the torque sensor that needs replacement. Here is the fix
Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.
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Friday, May 3rd, 2019 AT 12:23 PM