GM Recalls another 3.16 Million Cars for Defective Ignition Switches
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Jun 18, 2014 in Product Liability
Once again, General Motors has issued a recall for more than 3 million vehicles produced between 2000 and 2014 for ignition switch issues.
On Monday, June 16, the automaker revealed the following models were equipped with an ignition key that could cause the cars to stall unexpectedly if a jarring event occurred on the road:
- 2005-09 Buick Lacrosse
- 2006-14 Chevrolet Impala
- 2000-05 Cadillac Deville
- 2006-11 Buick Lucerne
- 2004-05 Buick Regal LS and GS
- 2006-08 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
GM explained it would be reworking or replacing the ignition keys on a total of 3,160,725 vehicles for this problem. The automaker describes the issue as a stall that can take place if one of the affected models experiences a jarring event, such as going over railroad tracks or other bumpy terrain, or if the drivers knee bumps the key.
GM has now recalled over 20 million vehicles across the world for a range of issues, starting with the initial ignition switch recall in February. In the United States, Canada and Mexico the total number of recalled vehicles is 3,360,555.
The company says the most recent recall of Chevrolet Camaros is not related to this recall.
GM plans to change the keys design from its current slotted style to a standard one. The slotted key is housed inside the fob and pops out when a button on the fob is pressed. The manufacturer believes this change will help eliminate the possibility of abrupt stalls while the vehicles are in motion.
Mondays announcement makes 44 recalls since the beginning of 2014 for GM. The company claims the total cost of all recalls is $2 billion.
Were you or a loved one hurt in a defective GM vehicle? You could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.