Faulty Ignition Switch Can Cut Off Power and Disable Airbags

In February, 2014, General Motors recalled 1.6 million vehicles because of a faulty ignition switch that has been linked to the deaths of 13 people. To make matters worse, the company may have known about the defect for over a decade.

In February, 2014, General Motors recalled 1.6 million vehicles because of a faulty ignition switch that has been linked to the deaths of 13 people. To make matters worse, the company may have known about the defect for over a decade. Now, members of Congress are investigating whether GM broke any laws while waiting so long to inform the public.

In February, 2014, GM finally announced a recall of 780,000 vehicles for the ignition switch problem, expanding it to over 1 million vehicles just a couple weeks later. According to documents filed to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) , the problem is caused by the torque performance of the ignition switch.

The Affected Pontiac Vehicles

Make Model Years
Chevrolet Cobalt 2005-2007
Chevrolet HHR 2006-2007
Pontiac G5 2007
Pontiac Solstice 2006-2007
Saturn Ion 2003-2007
Saturn Sky 2006-2007

Vehicles That Might Have This Problem

Model Generation Years PainRank
Solstice 1st Gen 2006–2010 5.13

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