In a second major recall this week, General Motors announced it has recalled more than 3 million vehicles because of yet another problem discovered with ignition systems.
The auto giant said it determined that keys ladened with extra weight, such as other keys on a chain, could inadvertently switch the vehicle off when jarred by such things as hitting a pothole of driving over railroad tracks. The defect was found to turn off the engine and disable power to airbags.
The latest recall covers:
- 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
The ignition defect is similar to the most serious GM recall this year—one involving defective ignition switches in 2.6 million vehicles that are to blame for 13 deaths. Those ignition switches were found to switch off vehicle power unexpectedly, even at highway speeds.
Ross Feller Casey’s GM recall attorneys are investigating serious accident involving defective General Motors vehicles. If you or a loved one was seriously injured in an accident involving a faulty ignition switch or other problems with a recalled GM vehicle, you should contact our General Motors recall lawyers now for a free case review.