GM is expanding its earlier recall of over half a million 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 compact sedans and coupes for an ignition switch issue that could cause the car to inadvertently turn-off to four additional models: the 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR, 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice, and 2006-2007 Saturn Sky. The GM ignition recall total now includes some 1.36 million vehicles. The Problem: Too much weight on an affected vehicle’s key ring and poor-quality ignition switches is the culprit for this recall. If there’s too much weight on the key ring, or if the car hits a rough patch of road, the ignition could inadvertently be turned off, resulting in a loss of power. If the vehicle is still in motion, this could cause a crash – and because the vehicle is off, the airbags may not deploy. According to GM, the ignition switch issue could be behind 31 crashes, with 13 front-seat fatalities. The Fix: In addition to notifying all affected customers of the recall by mail, GM will be reaching out through its customer care centers and social media channels to notify customers affected by the expanded recall. Owners of affected vehicles will have their ignition switches replaced free-of-charge by GM dealers. GM says it and its dealers will work with customers on an individual and case-by-case basis to minimize any inconvenience associated with the recall. Owners of affected vehicles should only use the ignition key without a key ring until the recall has been performed. Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: GM says 619,122 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and 2007 Pontiac G5s are affected by this recall. In addition, the 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR, and 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky are affected by this recall. In total, GM is recalling 1,367,146 vehicles.
UNTIL GM IMPLEMENTS THIS RECALL PLEASE SEPARATE YOUR CAR KEYS FROM ALL OTHER KEYS. THIS MAY REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF IGNITION FAILURE. GOD BLESS