GM recalls 7.6 million vehicles over ignition switch problems

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — General Motors has recalled 7.6 million vehicles (model years 1997 to 2014) over ignition switch problems.

GM says among the recalled vehicles, it is aware of seven crashes, eight injuries and three fatalities. The fatal crashes involved older model full-size sedans.

The company expects “to take a charge of up to approximately $1.2 billion in the second quarter for the cost of recall-related repairs announced in the quarter. This amount includes a previously disclosed $700 million charge for recalls already announced during the quarter.”

Until the ignition recall repairs have been performed, it is very important that customers remove all items from their key ring, leaving only the vehicle key, and always use their seat belts. The key fob, if present, should also be removed from the key ring.

In May, just a week after recalling 2.4 million vehicles and a day after recalling another 2.6 million, General Motors Co recalled an additional 218,000 Chevrolet small cars for a potential fire hazard.

GM has been criticized by safety advocates and fined by U.S. safety regulators for its delayed response in catching the faulty switch.

13 comments

  • cliff

    anything on 2004 envoy regarding gear shift lever getting stuck. the display showing Reverse but the tranny is in neutral. Won’t start.

  • Phyllis

    I have a 1999 Chevrolet Prism, I had to have the ignition replaced because sometimes it worked and sometimes not, also, if you barely touch the gear shift you will be driving in neutral, have to real careful when you are driving not to brush it in any way. This should all have come out years ago not now my car is fifteen years old, and I cannot buy a new one on SS. Just makes me mad that they let this go on so long. They did nothing whilst a man was running GM but as soon as a woman comes into power all hell breaks loose, just like the IRS.

  • Demeka Kinzer

    I have a 1998 Chevy Cavalier that had ignition problems. The ignition had to be replaced. Cavalier should be added to the list. I am certain GM has known about the recall for years.

    • Phyllis

      That is like my Chevrolet Prism, also my friend has a 1998 Saturn, she had to have the ignition replaced and cost about four hundred dollars they said something about the computer but they can charge anything how do we know.

  • sherry avery

    i have a 2008 g6 , i received a letter bout a sterring problem recall but they dont have the part and told me when it come in they will send me another letter. so what if i cause an accident before they get it ? 2008 G6

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