The vehicles being recalled include: Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s from the 2005 through 2007 model years; Saturn Ion compacts from 2003 through 2007; and Chevrolet HHR SUVs and Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky sports cars from 2006 and 2007.
Most of the cars were sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Six different Chevrolet, Saturn and Pontiac car models have been recalled
Company cited a faulty ignition switch that could be jiggered out of place by a heavy key chain or bump in the road which went on to cause crashes
Report issued to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notes that they first learned of the problem in 2004 and the first death was in 2007
Have come under fire for not issuing the recall much earlier
Problem has been cited as a factor in 31 crashes which had 13 fatalities
CONSEQUENCE:If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
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