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Repairs to Recalled GM Vehicles to Begin Today

Tina Robinson3 years ago

Today, General Motors will begin repairing 2.6 million vehicles recalled in March and February due to defective ignition switches. 13 deaths have been linked to the switches which can be easily bumped out of position, resulting in a sudden loss of power.

Details on the Ignition Switch Repairs

GM advises owners should make an appointment with the dealership before bringing in their vehicle, according to CNN. The repair itself should take around half an hour, but owners may need to leave their vehicle to accommodate scheduling. Not every vehicle can be repaired with this first round of replacement parts, but GM has said that more part will be available over time.

 Not all model years will be able to be repaired starting Monday, either. Fixes will be available for:

Parts for later model years will be available at a later date. Owners of the now defunct Saturn and Pontiac can take their vehicle to any Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac dealer for repairs.

“Park It Now” Motion Pending in Texas District Court

Although GM has said the recalled vehicles are safe to drive as long as all extra weight is taken from the key, some say that grounding the vehicles is the only way to ensure safety.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos heard heard arguements for an emergency motion that would compel the automaker to issue a notice to owners not to drive the vehicles until they are repaired. The judge’s decision is pending written statements and is expected shortly.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal has also circulated a petition among his constituents demanding GM ground the recalled vehicles.

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