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General Motors Recalls Thousands of Small Cars For Ignition Switch Problems

Posted on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 3:21 pm    

 

According to a recent New York Times article, General Motors is recalling over 600,000 Chevy Cobalts and Pontiac G5’s in the United States because of a problem with the ignition switch.  According to the article, a heavy key ring or jarring from rough roads could cause the ignition switch to switch out of the running position and thereby cutting off the engine and electrical power.  This could prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a crash.  Vehicles affected by the recall are the 2007 Pontiac G5 and 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt.

In addition to the vehicles being recalled in the United States, approximately 153,000 in Canada and 6,100 in Mexico are also being recalled.

An AP article on this recall states that according to GM, dealers will replace the ignition switch for fee.

For more information regarding this recall see:  http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2014/02/13/gm-recalling-nearly-780-000-compact-cars or http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/automobiles/general-motors-recalls…00-small-cars-for-ignition-switch-problem.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0