GM Recalls Another 3 Million Vehicles


The ignition switch recall that has killed 13 people, injured scores more and has kept GM in the hot seat with the government and consumers for months has just been expanded yet again. The automaker is recalling an additional 3.16 million midsize and large cars in the U.S. because the ignition switch could move out of the "run" position if the key is carrying extra weight while the car experiences jarring, like from rough pavement.

More GM Recall News

So far, GM has recalled 2.2 million vehicles in the U.S. related to the ignition switch issue first found on the brand's compact cars. Today's recall brings the count to about 5.4 million vehicles and covers the following cars:

  • 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 and GS
  • 2006–2008 Chevy Monte Carlo

The fix is to the key itself; GM said it will rework the key, adding an insert to it so that large items cannot be attached to the key. "Rework of the keys — adding key inserts — at GM dealerships is expected to begin in the next few weeks. Until the rework or replacement is completed, owners of the recalled cars are urged to remove additional weight from their key chains and drive with only the ignition key," the automaker said in a statement. The automaker also said it is aware of eight crashes and six injuries related to this recall. 

So far, year-to-date, GM has recalled more than 17 million vehicles in the U.S.

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So continues the saga.........

This shows that no matter how much you pay for a GM product, be it a cheap Chevy or an outrageously expensive Cadillac, they all share the same crummy mechanical parts, like this deadly ignition switch. That's what they call "economies of scale", when they put the same identical lousy mechanical parts in virtually ALL of their cars.

Ben Adam

I imagine that this would be less of a problem if the ignition switch was positioned behind the gear shifter, as seen in SAABs.

Ken L.

Or better yet, push button start for all -Convenient and No annoying sound of swinging keys hitting against one another or other objects.

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