In the 44th recall that General Motors (GM) has issued this year, another 3.16 million vehicles have been recalled by this auto maker due to another ignition switch defect that can seriously impair drivers’ ability to control vehicles while they are running. In fact, this new GM recall, which was issued on June 16, involves faulty ignition switches that:
- Can cause vehicles’ keys to come out of place when there is a “jarring road event”
- Can result in the ignition switches being moved out of their proper positions and, in turn, can turn off the vehicles’ engines, power steering, power brakes and/or airbag response systems
- Have been linked to eight car accidents and six injuries to date.
The Fix for Faulty Ignition Switches, According to the GM Recall Announcement
According to officials at GM, the fix for the faulty ignition switches will require that a new part is installed in the slot head of vehicles’ keys, rather than entirely replacing the defective ignition switches. This new part will reportedly hold vehicles’ keys in place more effectively, and officials expect that it should prevent complications that could increase the risk of engines and critical systems shutting down.
The cars included in this recall specifically include:
- 2005 to 2009 Buick Lacrosse vehicles
- 2006 to 2011 Buick Lucerne vehicles
- 2004 and 2005 Buick Regal LS and GS vehicles
- 2006 to 2014 Chevrolet Impala vehicles
- 2006 to 2008 Chevy Monte Carlo vehicles
- 2005 to 2005 Cadillac Deville vehicles
- 2004 to 2011 Cadillac DTS vehicles.
At the same time of this new GM recall pertaining to faulty ignition switches in the above-mentioned vehicles, GM also issued five smaller recalls for other vehicles it makes. The various issues sparking these smaller GM recalls reportedly involve issues with:
- Gasket leaks
- Power-steering hose clamps
- Gearshift cables
- Vehicle floor mats.
Contact a Boulder Car Accident Lawyer at Cederberg Law
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