KFDX News Channel Three has recently reported on the massive automobile recall being conducted by General Motors. According to General Motors’ website, the recalled models need to have their faulty ignition switches corrected. This defective ignition switch may allow the key to unintentionally move or switch to the ‘accessory’ or ‘off’ position. If this occurs when you are driving, the engine and most of the vehicle’s electrical components can turn off suddenly. If your car is on the recall list, you should contact GM right away, if you haven’t already heard from them, and find out when and where you can get your car fixed.
Getting Recalled Items Addressed Immediately
If your car is being recalled for any reason, you should immediately follow the manufacturer’s instructions and get the problem addressed as soon as possible. A faulty device or defective piece of equipment on an automobile can have devastating or deadly consequences. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing this recall as a consumer alert. If your car is being recalled for this issue, GM recommends taking heavy key rings off of your car key before starting or driving your automobile. You should only start and drive your car with one single ignition key, and get your car repaired as soon as parts become available from GM. It’s also a good idea to contact your local GM dealership or service center about the issue.
- 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5, and Pontiac Pursuit
- 2003-2007 Saturn Ion
- 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR
- 2005-2007 Pontiac Solstice
- 2007 Saturn Sky
Additional Vehicles Being Recalled by GM for Different Issues
- 2009- 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana with gross vehicle weight under 10,000 lbs
- 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS full-size sedan
- 2008-2013 Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia
- 2009- 2013 Chevrolet Traverse
- 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook
Reporting Faulty Items to the NHTSA
If you think something is defective in your car, you should file a complaint with the NHTSA immediately. Reporting safety information to the NHTSA is an important part of keeping roadways safe. The NHTSA has the ability to record and track vehicle information and track trends about potentially faulty devices and automobiles. They have a really easy form to fill out. You can even sign up for email alerts or download their app to stay abreast of recall information for your specific vehicle.