GM Recalls More Cars for Ignition Switch Issue

WEB+GM+logo+and+ignition+switchGM is recalling nearly 512,000 Chevrolet Camaro muscle cars from the 2010 to 2014 model years. A driver’s knee can bump the key and knock the switch out of the “run” position, causing an engine stall.
That knocks out power steering and brakes and could cause drivers to lose control.
GM says it knows of three crashes and four minor injuries from the problem.
GM says the Camaro switches met its specifications — unlike the switches at the center of a recall of 2.6 million small cars. That problem has caused more than 50 crashes and at least 13 deaths.
The Camaro key is concealed in the Fob like a switchblade. GM will replace it with a straight design.

1 Comment
  1. Lee Young 3 years ago

    Speaking of switdhblade GM – Chevy – keys, this will bring a smile to your face:
    at approximately 25K on the 2011 Cruze odometer, I had a dentist’s appointment (FAR from my house).
    nothing seemed unusual when I “de-carred”; when I returned, I pushed the keyfob button and nothing switchbladed opened! after a lil profanity, I looked over at the passenger floorboard and there was the actual key. no biggie I thought – ill just get the needlenose out to twist it to the on position.
    GRONK! Wrong!
    it wont work without the fob as it has a computer type thingee in it. incredibly I jammed the key into the fob and got it to start.
    I went to 3 different dealers (under the BTB); all assured me they could make a replacement, except
    Knapp. Classic fooled with it for a coupla hours and finally told me they had ruined 3 “blanks” and I needed to find somebody else that could make one for me.
    Knapp said they had to send it off to be repaired/replaced and to be patient. it took a “few days”…

    I don’t know if my Cruze is CHRISTINE or not, but I feel like I am GM’s guinea pig.
    I have spent almost as much time in GM Service Departments as on the road i.e. 47K miles and it has been almost a constant headache.

    No more Chevys – no more GM! they had their chance and they blew it…big time!
    Hello Toyota!!!

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