GM recalls more vehicles affected by the ignition switch issue. The recall affects nearly 3.36 million vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The problem is similar to the previous ignition switch issue; if the ignition switch is carrying extra weight or experiencing a jarring effect, then the vehicle may move out of the ”Run” position.
In order to fix the problem, GM will modify the keys, rather than the ignition itself. GM dealerships will rework the keys. The rework will start in the next few weeks. The automaker advises all the affected drivers to remove additional weight from their key chains until the keys are reworked and replaced. Involved in the recall are the following models:
- Model-years 2000-2005 Cadillac Deville
- Model-years 2004-2005 Buick Regal LS and GS
- Model-years 2004-2011 Cadillac DTS
- Model-years 2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse
- Model-years 2006-2008 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
- Model-years 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne
- Model-years 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala
It should be noted that the automaker is aware of 8 crashes and 6 injuries resulted due to the ignition switch issue. GM has already recalled more than 20 million vehicles in the year 2014. This last recall will cost the company about $700 million.
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