Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac recall have been announced by General Motors after 6 people were killed as a result of several factors and mainly because the airbags in the vehicles did not function properly. Nearly 619,122 cars are affected by the recall. Affected are model years 2005 to 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 compact cars.
There have been five crashes as a result of which 6 people were killed. The crashes occurred out of the road and the drivers were not wearing seat belts and some of them were even drunk. However, the thing is that the airbags in those five cases failed to deploy either, which may be considered to be a partial cause of the fatalities.
The defect of the vehicles is that the ignition switch where the key is put may become loose mainly because of the key ring carrying too much weight on it. This can result in the switch moving out of the run position and turning off most of the electrical parts of the car and the engine as well.
The automaker advises its consumers to remove unnecessary things form the key rings and to turn to the dealers for free repairs. If you want to know more about the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac recall, you can contact the automaker at 800-521-7300.