GM Recalls Another 3.2 Million Cars with Faulty Ignition Switches

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GM says the switches can unexpectedly move out of the "run" position if the cars are jarred, such as by going over railroad tracks or a pothole. That can shut off the engines and disable power steering.

General Motors is recalling 3.2 million more cars in the U.S. because of ignition switch problems.
The company says it will change or replace the keys on the following vehicles:

Buick Lacrosse: 2005-2009
Chevrolet Impala: 2006-2014
Cadillac Deville: 2000–2005
Cadillac DTS: 2004–2011
Buick Lucerne: 2006–2011
Buick Regal LS & GS: 2004–2005
Chevy Monte Carlo: 2006–2008

GM says the switches can unexpectedly move out of the "run" position if the cars are jarred, such as by going over railroad tracks or a pothole. That can shut off the engines and disable power steering.
The recall is part of a GM review of ignition switches after the company recalled 2.6 million older small cars earlier this year for a similar problem.
GM also is recalling 166,000 other cars for a series of problems, including:

2013 & 2014 Cadillac CTS & ATS because a shift cable could break

2011 Cadillac CTS because a possible gasket leak

2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra because of a bad power steering hose clamp

2014-2015 Chevrolet Silverado & GMC Sierra because the floor mats could slip

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray because the airbags might not deploy

GM also raised its expected second-quarter charge for recall expenses to $700 million.


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