General Motors Recalls 3.16 Million More Vehicles for Ignition Issues
General Motors has announced it will recall 3.16 million vehicles for ignition key problems with the same issue as the widely publicized ignition recall from earlier this year. The automaker simultaneously announced five separate smaller recalls, according to USA Today.
About the New GM Ignition Recall
GM has said the newest recall covers mid-size and large vehicles with model years between 2000 and 2014. These vehicles have ignition keys that can be bumped out of the “run” position if the car experiences rough terrain, a drivers’ knee bumps the key, or if extra weight is added to the GM key. The resulting sudden loss of power can deactivate safety features such as airbags, power steering, and power brakes. GM has said it is aware of eight crashes and six injuries linked to the recalled vehicles.
The problem is the same as the ignition problems that spawned a massive 2.6 million vehicle recall in February and March of this year. The new recall is the result of safety reviews in the wake of the Cobalt and Ion scandal.That recall has been linked by GM to at least 13 deaths and 54 crashes.
GM has said dealers will add key inserts to the ignition key of these vehicles or provide a new key if the key cover has been worn. In the meantime, owners are urged to remove any extra items from their key chains.
Description of the Recalled Vehicles
Vehicles affected by the recall include:
- 2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse
- 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala
- 2000-2005 Cadillac Deville
- 2004-2011 Cadillac DTS
- 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne
- 2004-2005 Buick Regal
- 2006-2008 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Additional GM Recalls Announced
Also announced today by GM was five smaller recalls affecting 165,770 U.S. vehicles. Those recalls include:
- 2013-2014 Cadillac ATS and 2014 Cadillac CTS sedans with gearshift cables that might not be properly connected causing drivers to be unable to shift into or out of gear (90,750 vehicles).
- 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 HD, GMC Sierra 2500/3500, and GMC Sierra HD with potentially faulty steering hose clamps (57,192 vehicles).
- 2011 Cadillac CTS sedans with AWD due to a potential gasket leak that can cause the driveshaft to come loose (16,932 vehicles).
- 2014 Chevrolet Corvettes with optional Competition Sport Seats due to a potential for seat-mounted side airbags to inflate improperly (712 vehicles).
- 2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickup trucks with vinyl floors and accessory all-weather floor mats purchased new with the vehicle. The floor mats can slip under the driver’s feet (184 vehicles).
AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT RESULT
$1.8 MillionExpenses: $20,000.00 | Attorneys Fees: $765,000.00 | Net to Client: $1 Million
AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT RESULTS
$2 MillionExpenses: $78,475.96 | Attorneys Fees: $850,087.96 | Net to Client: $1,071,436.00
AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT RESULT
$2.3 MillionExpenses: $200,000.00 | Attorneys Fees: $900,000.00 | Net to Client: $1.2 Million