ANOTHER FATAL CRASH MAY BE LINKED TO GENERAL MOTORS (GM) ignition-switch defect

For several weeks, CBS News has been reporting on its investigation into a General Motors (GM) recall.  At least 13 people have died in accidents linked to an ignition-switch defect. CBS News’ reporting showed GM was aware of the problem years before the recall.  On Tuesday, a congressional committee opened an investigation.

Last month, GM began a recall of 1.6 million cars including Chevrolet Cobalt made from 2005 to 2007, Pontiac G5s, Saturn Ions and Pontiac Soltice, among others.

GM now says ignition switches can turn to off or accessory when they’re bumped, or if a driver has a heavy key ring. When that happens, a car has no power steering, no power brakes, and the seat belts and airbags don’t work.

It is reported that GM changed the switch design in 2006 but never notified customers!

GM says it won’t have the parts to begin the repairs until April.


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