It has not been a good couple of weeks for General Motors. Just last week, they announced they were recalling over 500,000 vehicles due to problems, and now, to make matters even worse, this past Monday they released a statement saying they were having to recall another 3.14 million vehicles. (No, that’s not a typo – they really are recalling over 3 million vehicles).
They issued the recall to fix a problem with the ignition switches in several models ranging from the year 2000 all the way up to the year 2014. Apparently, if drivers have key rings with too much weight on them, the extra weight could cause the key to change positions in the ignition, affecting the power steering and braking, and possibly even shutting off the engine while driving. It’s unknown why it took this long for them to discover this problem, but at least they’re offering to do something to fix it now.
Listed below are the affected models mentioned in this latest General Motors recall, according to their statement:
Buick Lacrosse (2005-2009), Chevrolet Impala (2006-2014), Cadillac Deville (2000-2005), Cadillac DTS (2004-2011), Buick Lacerne (2006-2011), Buick Regal LS/GS (2004-2005), Chevrolet Monte Carlo (2006-2008).
If you find yourself with one of the aforementioned vehicles, you can take it to a General Motors dealership to have the issue corrected. GM is also urging you to only carry the minimum amount of keys you need on your key ring until the issue is finally resolved.
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