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UPDATE:General Motors recall now includes 1.6 MILLION cars over faulty ignition switch that has been connected to fatal crashes for nearly Seven Years.

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  • SUMMARY:

  • General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, and 2007 Pontiac G5 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

    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.

    2007 Chevrolet Cobalt


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