GM recalling 824,000 more small cars; ignition switches could be faulty

GM recalling 824,000 more small cars; ignition switches could be faulty

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General Motors recalled 2005 - 07 Chevrolet Cobalt (2005 shown) for faulty ignition switches that can shut off airbags, but didn't recall even more Chevy, Pontiac and Saturn models it said had the same switch

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Associated Press

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 28 at 5:06 PM

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is adding 824,000 small cars to its ongoing recall tied to defective ignition switches.

The company will add vehicles from the 2008-2011 model years to a recall that initially covered cars only through the 2007 model year.

The Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac G5, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Ion and Saturn Sky are all involved in the recall.

GM says around 5,000 of the faulty switches were used for repairs on 2008-2011 model year cars. GM says it's expanding the recall to make sure it finds all the switches.

GM says it's not aware of any fatalities connected to the defect in the 2008-2011 models.

The ignition switches can move out of the "run" position and cause the engine to stall. The defect is linked to 12 deaths.

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