Chevrolet Impala Included in Latest GM Ignition Recall
The list of General Motors vehicles with ignition problems continued to grow on Monday as the automaker recalled 3.16 million vehicles with ignition problems, according to USA Today. The latest recall includes certain model years of the Chevrolet Impala.
About the Chevy Impala Ignition Key Recall
General Motors says it is recalling 3.16 million vehicles due to a faulty ignition key design that can cause ignition switches to inadvertently move out of the “run” position. One of the models affected by that recall is the 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala.
The automaker says the ignition keys have a slot on the head of the key that, when extra weight is placed on the key chain, make it possible for the ignition to shut off if the car has a “jarring road event.” GM says dealers will put a key insert into the slot which leaves only a hole for the key ring. Owners are strongly advised to remove any extra items from the ignition key until repaired.
GM says it is aware of eight crashes and six injuries related to the latest recall.
Just last week, GM recalled almost 600,000 Chevy Camaros with a similar key design problem that can also lead to moving stalls. Unlike the widely publicized ignition switch recall that affected the Saturn Ion, Chevy Cobalt, and related older models earlier this year, GM says the newer recalls are a problem with the GM key itself rather than a switch defect. The result, however, is the same: safety features such as airbags, power brakes, and power steering can become disabled resulting in a greater risk of crashes or injury.
Description of the Recalled Vehicles
- 2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse
- 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala
- 2000–2005 Cadillac Deville
- 2004–2011 Cadillac DTS
- 2006–2011 Buick Lucerne
- 2004–2005 Buick Regal LS and GS
- 2006–2008 Chevy Monte Carlo
On Monday, GM also announced five separate smaller recalls for various issues such as defective gear shifts, airbag defects, and power-assist problems.
Thomas J. Henry Representing over 1,000 GM Recall Victims
Thomas J. Henry is representing more than 1,000 GM recall victims across the United States and has been investigating injuries and deaths linked to the recall since day one. The firm launched a nationwide media investigation into the recall in April, which brought forth thousands of affected individuals who had information critical to the investigation – information that the firm has handed over to federal agencies also investigating GM’s sluggish response the recall.
As more and more individuals have flocked to Thomas J. Henry for representation, the firm has continued to push GM for a victim settlement fund. The firm has had several talks with GM’s victim compensation expert Ken Feinberg regarding appropriate victim compensation for the thousands affected by a fatal design flaw in ignition switches which left numerous dead and countless others seriously injured.
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