2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

On Friday, GM did what was become the norm for 2014 for the automobile giant.  GM issued another recall.

Under heavy scrutiny from Congress and NHTSA for the ignition switch recall that resulted in congressional hearings for two days, GM recalled the same ignition switch vehicles that have been embroiled in controversy for another defect.  This defect involves the lock cylinder where the key is inserted.  The problem is that the key can be removed while the car is still running. Customers have been warned that until the vehicle has been remedied, owners and operators are advised that when exiting, to be sure that the vehicle is in “Park,” or in the case of a manual transmission, that the vehicle is in the “Reverse” position and the parking brake is engaged.  If customers fail to heed this warning, the vehicle can roll away.

Click here to read the full article: GM Recalls Recalled Cars for New Defect, Costs Mount

This recall affects 2,191,014 vehicles.  The following vehicles like before are affected:

  • CHEVROLET COBALT 2005-2010
  • CHEVROLET HHR 2006-2011
  • PONTIAC G5 2007-2010
  • PONTIAC SOLSTICE 2006-2010
  • SATURN ION 2003-2007
  • SATURN SKY 2007-2010

General Motors will notify owners, and for vehicles that were built with the defective ignition cylinder and have not previously had the ignition cylinder replaced with the redesigned part, dealers will replace the ignition cylinder and cut and, if necessary, re-learn two ignition/door keys for each vehicle.  For vehicles that were built with the redesigned ignition cylinder or had the ignition cylinder replaced with the redesigned part, dealers will cut and, if necessary, re-learn two ignition/door keys for each vehicle.  The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.  Chevrolet owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-222-1020, Pontiac owners at 1-800-762-2737, and Saturn owners at 1-800-553-6000.  General Motors’ number for this recall is 14113 for the ignition lock cylinder and key replacement, and 14133 for only key replacements.

From 2010-2013, GM recalled 7 million vehicles for varying defects.  In 2014 alone, GM has recalled nearly 7 million cars and trucks.

Americans rely on their car manufacturers to provide a safe well-designed vehicle.  Sadly, that is not often the case.  The Auto Defect Attorneys at The Brandi Law Firm has successfully represented many people injured from defective Toyotas, Fords, Chryslers, Volkswagens, GM products and numerous other manufacturers and suppliers.  Often times, people involved in accidents do not examine the issues of defective vehicle design nor whether the car was truly crashworthy – does it contain the appropriate crash protection.  If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto crash, our attorneys at The Brandi Law Firm are available to consult with you.  Please contact our office at 800-481-1615 or email us.

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