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GM CEO Mary Barra Holds Press Conference On Ignition Switch Recall

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — General Motors recalled another 3.36 million vehicles worldwide Monday for a problem the company has linked to eight crashes and six injuries. That brings the total number of cars recalled by the company this year to more than 20 million.

The new recall affects cars from model years 2000 through 2014. The ignition switch can move out of the run position, turning off power steering and power braking while the car is being driven. Extra weight on the key chain can jostle the ignition when the vehicle strikes something in the road like a pothole.

Some model years of the Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac Deville and DTS, as well as the Buick Lacrosse, Lucerne and Regal are included in this recall.

The cars being recalled are the:

Buick Lacrosse MY 2005-2009
Chevrolet Impala MY 2006-2014
Cadillac Deville MY 2000–2005
Cadillac DTS MY 2007–2011
Buick Lucerne MY 2006–2011
Buick Regal LS & GS MY 2005
Chevy Monte Carlo MY 2006–2008

Monday’s announcement comes after a review of ignition switch issues in the wake 2.6 million recalled Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars for a similar problem. At least 13 deaths have been blamed for the earlier ignition switch problem.

It took the company more than a decade to recall those cars, and the automaker is currently under investigation and facing several lawsuits over the delay.

Monday’s recall pertains to a different ignition switch and requires a different solution, GM spokesman Alan Adler said.

Owners of cars included in the Cobalt recall must get the ignition switch replaced, but those affected by Monday’s recall don’t have to. Instead, GM dealerships will add an insert to the key that closes the slot and leaves only a small hole where a key ring can be attached.

 

2 comments

  • Ted

    You see what their doing here? Now we’re getting recalls every week from ford, chevy, toyota, all of them, so much so we are becoming de-sensitived. Flood the news with recalls and it becomes the new ‘normal’…..

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