On Wednesday, General Motors said that it is necessary to fix another ignition problem of the cars which were recalled before because of faulty switches.
For models 2003-2011, GM recalled again after the original recall. This one to mainly replace the ignition system – the “lock cylinder” where the key inserts. It was allowing the key removal form a running car.
Now GM says that after checking the results, it will bear $1.3 billion cost against its earning from Q1 2014. So at first when GM declared $700 million to be the cost, has now gone $300 million more.
GM says about the lock cylinder matter, could extend “a possible roll-away, crash and occupant or pedestrian injuries.”
The GM said that they are “aware of various 100 complaints of keys coming out of ignitions.” Which is also said ” searches of GM and government databases found one roll-away in a parking lot that resulted in a crash and one injury claim. The same searches turned up no fatalities.”
Last recalls were due to the defective electric switches that came out of the ignition. This then shuts down the engine and disable airbags system. So far, in the United States, 12 deaths and 31 crashes, while another fatal incident in Canada are reported.
Now GM traders are becoming aware of the new electric switches because of the recall fix. Now traders will also be able to “replace the ignition lock cylinders” and “if necessary, reprogram new keys.”
The vehicles that needed cylinder in both the lock and switch recalls are:
- 2003 to 2007 Saturn Ion
- 2005 to 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
- 2006 to 2010 Pontiac Solstice
- 2007 to 2010 Pontiac G5
- 2007 to 2010 Saturn Sky
- 2006 to 2011 Chevrolet HHR
GM also said that these locks and switches were supplied originally from various manufacturers, and during the repair visit, they will be replaced accordingly.