Monday, 16 June 2014

GM recalls another 3.3 million cars over ignition switch problems

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General Motors is recalling an additional 3.36 million older model vehicles in North America because of an ignition switch that can move out of the run position while the car is being driven.

In Canada, 187,972 cars were recalled as part of the latest GM announcement. The expanded recall is GM’s 44th this year, though some vehicles have been recalled for more than one issue. That brings to 20 million the number of cars it has recalled worldwide this year.
The makes and models being recalled:
  • Buick Lacrosse, 2005-09.
  • Chevrolet Impala, 2006-14.
  • Cadillac Deville, 2000–05.
  • Cadillac DTS, 2004–11.
  • Buick Lucerne, 2006–11.
  • Buick Regal LS & GS, 2004–05.
  • Chevy Monte Carlo, 2006–08.
Only one of the models included in the recall is still in production, the Chevrolet Impala, which is sold to daily rental fleets as the Impala Limited.

GM has told the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the ignition switch on these vehicles can move out of the “run” position if the key is carrying extra weight and if the driver hits a pothole or railway tracks. That can turn the car off, make it difficult to steer and cause accidents.

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