Hot on the heels of recalling nearly 500,000 Camaros, General Motors has announced that they will recalling an additional 3.16 million vehicles due to issues with the ignition switch. Although General Motors says the ignition switch in these makes and models is different from the one used in the millions of recalled Chevy Cobalts, the issue is very similar.
According to GM, the switch may move out of the “run” position if the key is carrying extra weight or is jarred out of position, such as being bumped by a driver’s knee or crossing railroad tracks.
GM plans to rework or replace the ignition keys on these 2000 to 2014 models. The vehicles affected by this recall include:
- Buick Lacrosse, MY 2005-2009
- Chevrolet Impala, MY 2006-2014
- Cadillac Deville, MY 2000–2005
- Cadillac DTS, MY 2004–2011
- Buick Lucerne, MY 2006–2011
- Buick Regal LS & GS, MY 2004–2005
- Chevy Monte Carlo, MY 2006–2008
Since January 2014, General Motors has recalled nearly 20 million vehicles for a number of safety issues. Although the company has not verified if any accidents or injuries have linked to the latest recall, GM has revealed that at least three auto accidents and four injuries have been linked to the Camaro vehicles recalled.
Additionally, dozens of motor vehicle accidents were linked to the defective ignition switch recalls earlier this year along with 13 fatalities.
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If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that was caused by a defective GM vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the GM recall lawyers from The Eichholz Law Firm at (866) 947-7449 or fill out the contact form on this page to schedule a free legal consultation.