GM Announces New Ignition Switch Recall

By | June 16, 2014
General Motors warned us to expect more recalls this summer as it reviews old data to make sure its vehicles are safe. But many didn't expect another giant campaign like this. GM announced today that it is recalling another 3.16 million cars from the 2000-2014 model years. Just like before, the problem revolves around faulty ignition switches that may shift out of the "run" position if the key is carrying too much weight. This problem, in turn, can hurt power steering, braking, and airbag functioning. Cars under recall include the 2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse, 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala, 2000-2005 Cadillac Deville, 2004-2011 Cadillac DTS, 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne, 2004-2005 Buick Regal LS/GS, and 2006-2008 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. GM said it will fix the keys starting in the next few weeks, but until then, drivers should remove extra items from the key chain. GM is aware of eight crashes and six injuries involving the latest recall.
Additionally, GM is also recalling 165,770 cars for a variety of other reasons. The 2013-2014 Cadillac ATS and 2014 CTS may experience problems shifting the transmission in and out of gear, while the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado/ GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 HD may have problems that could cause a loss of power steering assist. The 2011 Cadillac CTS, 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and Sierras are also under recall in smaller numbers. GM says it now expects to lose $700 million in the second quarter for recall-related repairs. Source: General Motors