GM Recall: Video Shows Safety of Driving With Single Key

Amid calls from two legislators demanding that GM tell owners of affected ignition recall cars to stop driving them, the automaker is answering back today with a video demonstrating the safety of driving with a single key on the ignition key ring. According to GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the cars' defective ignition switch, combined with the weight of a heavy key ring while driving over jarring terrain, can lead to a loss of power steering, antilock brakes and airbags.

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Jeff Boyer, GM's newly minted vice president of global vehicle safety, says GM has conducted more than 80 tests over a variety of different terrains and driving conditions to demonstrate that driving with a signal key on the ring is safe. Check out the video above.



What an absurd statement: I would like to know how many people have ever driven with more than one key in the ignition, can you fit more than one key in the ignition?
more than one key in the key ring is different.


I own a GM vehicle but enough with the excuses..just fix the dang thing!


Next time GM, spend the 11 cents more on each switch so this fiasco won't happen again. Nissan's push to start button eliminates all keys so you can keep them off the switch entirely. I enjoyed the video with popcorn :)

David Cox

I own 2006 HHR, 155K on clock. I can't make my switch turn off without turning it by hand. It will not turn off without cycling the shifter a few times. I feel that there here that smells a bit

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