Faulty GM Ignition Switch Blamed for Twelve Deaths

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Updated May 29, 2019

Faulty ignition switches are being blamed for at least 12 deaths in cars manufactured by General Motors (GM).

On February 13, 2014, GM recalled 1.6 million cars due to faulty ignition switches. They first became aware of the faulty switches back in 2004. Over the last decade, ignition switches have been the center of civil and federal investigations, congressional hearings, and class-action lawsuits.

Recalled GM Vehicles

The following GM models are included in the 1.6 million recalled cars:

  • 2005–2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
  • 2007 Pontiac G5
  • 2003–2007 Saturn Ion
  • 2006–2007 Chevrolet HHR
  • 2006–2007 Pontiac Solstice
  • 2006–2007 Saturn Sky
  • 2005–2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada)
  • 2007 Opel GT (Europe)

Ignition Switch Issue

The ignition switch recall stems from an issue where the ignition switch could be involuntarily turned off due to jostling caused by rough roads or a heavy key chain. The switch could turn off the car’s engine, disabling airbags and impairing steering operation.

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