Another huge batch of vehicles is recalled by General Motors. New GM recall covers every Chevrolet Camaro manufactured since the automaker launched again the pony car in 2010. This edition of the Chevy Camaro is the paragon of what the automaker has always been notable for – delivering much horsepower per dollar.
GM has decided to issue a recall covering 511,508 vehicles worldwide due to the issue resembling the problem at the heart of the deadly Chevrolet Cobalt recall, covering 2.6 million cars. Though the newest recall is stemming from defective ignitions, it`s not linked to the ignition switches that caused GM recall crisis. The switch itself is flawless and meets all the engineering standards.
According to the automaker, a driver`s knee could bump the key fob and cause the ignition move out of the “run” position leading the engine to shut off. No death have been reported due to Camaro ignition issue, but the automaker is aware of three crashes resulting in four minor injuries linked to the issue. GM has discovered the flaw internally and decided to address the issue immediately. According to Jeff Boyer, the company`s vice president for global safety, diagnosing and acting on the problem immediately is an example of the new norm for product safety of the U.S. biggest automaker.
GM suggests vehicle owners to fix the problem by separating the key from the large fobs, which open trunks and doors, until new keys will be provided in a couple of week. Customers will be notified when they can bring the vehicles to a dealership for the free repairs.GM dealers are informed to stop selling Camaros.
GM also recalls 65,121 vehicles in the United States. None of the issues, the recalls are stemming from, are linked to injuries or crashes. The recalls cover
—28,789 Saab 9-3 convertibles from the 2004-2011 model years due to fragile seat-belt cables that could break.
—21,567 model year 2012 Chevrolet Sonic compacts due to fractured transmissions.
—14,765 model year 2014 Buick LaCrosse sedans due to glitches with window controls.
The total number of GM recalls for 2014 exceeds the 10.7 million-car mark set in 2004, the NHTSA states.