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Car news | 06.03.2014 - 20:14

NHTSA questions GM about Ignition Switch Recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) questions GM (General Motors) about the ignition switch recall.
(NHTSA) questions GM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) questions GM (General Motors) about the ignition switch recall. GM has received a 17-page letter containing 107 questions that request information about whether the automaker has waited too long to conduct a recall of nearly 1,6 million vehicles.

 

Model years 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2003-2007 Saturn Ions, 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR, 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky, as well as 2007 Pontiac G5 vehicles are affected by the recall.


The problem in these vehicles is that the ignition switch may suddenly turn off. This may cause the engine and other power steering and safety systems to shut down. Thus, the airbags may not deploy during a crash. 13 fatalities have already been reported by the NHTSA due to the defect.

 

The automaker has already admitted that it has known about the defect since 2004. Now, the NHTSA examines different questions starting with the consumer complaints and other details. The automaker is doing its best to inform as many consumers as they can. The dealers will repair all the vehicles free of charge.
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