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GM: Second Recall in Less Than Two Months

GM ignition defect

GM has found itself in the spotlight yet again. According to a USA Today article, GM is expanding its recall, adding a wider range of model years to the list of already recalled GM manufactured sedans.

The newly recalled vehicles, much like the cars included in the first recall, have an ignition issue.  In certain makes and models, the “lock cylinder,” or the mechanism that keeps your key in the ignition, is faulty. The defective lock cylinders allow for the key to fall out or be pulled out of the ignition while the car is on. This could lead to:

  • Roll-aways
  • Collisions
  • Pedestrian and occupant injuries

According to GM conducted research, this defect has lead to one injury claim and one roll-away that led to a crash.

This new recall follows on the heels of the GM recall that happened on February 24, 2014. On that day, GM announced the recall of 1.6 million of its vehicles due to a potentially fatal defective ignition switch. Evidence was revealed the GM was fully aware of this problem for at least a decade before the company recalled the vehicles. At least 12 deaths have been linked to the malfunctioning ignition switches. This new announcement brings the total number of recalled vehicles from 1.6 million to 2.2 million GM cars.

The new, updated list of GM cars:

  • 2003-2007 Saturn Ion
  • 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
  • 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice
  • 2007-2010 Pontiac G5
  • 2007-2010 Saturn Sky
  • 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured as a result of a defective ignition in the above list, please contact us online or call Ashcraft & Gerel at 800-829-7037 for a free, confidential consultation. Our experienced automotive defect attorneys are here to help you.