General Motors has announced that they will be recalling an additional 3.16 million vehicles as the ignition switch may inadvertently move out of the “run” position if they key is carrying extra weight or is jarred.
The announcement comes more than four months after GM began recalling 2.6 million small vehicles to fix defective ignition switches. To date, GM has recalled nearly 20 million vehicles this year for a variety of safety issues; the ignition switch issue has led to the largest number of recalls.
GM says the ignition switch is different than the one used in the Chevy Cobalt line, but the issue is very similar. The vehicles affected by the most recent recall include:
Buick Lacrosse, MY 2005-2009
Chevrolet Impala, MY 2006-2014
Cadillac Deville, MY 2000-2005
Cadillac DTS, MY 2004-2011
Buick Lucerne, MY 2006-2011
Buick Regal LS & GS, MY 2004-2005
Chevy Monte Carlo, MY 2006-2008
The list does not include Chevy Camaros, which were recalled just days ago. Approximately 454,000 Camaros were recalled for a similar issue involving the ignition switch. According to GM, the auto manufacturer is aware of at least three motor vehicle accidents and four injuries related to the Camaro’s defects.
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