Detroit, MI: General Motors has issued another defective ignition switch recall, this time affecting almost 3.4 million cars. The defect is reportedly linked to eight crashes and six injures. Additionally, GM also initiated a further five recalls affecting 165,770 vehicles for various defects.
According to The Detroit News, GM' delayed recall of 2.6 million vehicles with defective ignition swithces is linked to 13 deaths and 54 crashes due to faulty ignition switches. On Friday, GM recalled more than 510,000 current-generation Chevrolet Camaros for ignition switch problems linked to three crashes in which air bags failed to deploy.
The recall affects various Buicks, Chevrolets and Cadillacs from model-year 2000-14. GM said just one of the models included in the U.S. recall for ignition switch problems, which totals 3.16 million, is still in production: the Impala Limited, which is sold to rental fleets. The total number being recalled in North America, U.S., Canada, Mexico and exports," is 3.36 million. (Detroit News)