General Motors has announced another recall which brings their total number of vehicles recalled in 2014 to well over 14 million. More than 511,000 Chevy Camaros are being recalled to correct an issue with the ignition switch.
According to General Motors, a drivers knee may bump the key fob and move the switch out of the run position which could cause the engine to shut off. Model years 2010 to 2014 are affected by the latest recall.
According to the GM this is not related to the same ignition switch problem as the Cobalt, the problem here is the switchblade key. Although the switches in the Camaro are different from those in the other recalled vehicle, the issues are similar. According to GM, there have been three car accidents linked to the Camaro issue and four people have been injured.
Although the NHTSA has not published the recall on their site just yet, there have been several complaints noted including one in which a consumer bumped the key with their knee and the engine shut off at 60 miles per hour.
General Motors will be sending letters to owners who are affected by the recall advising them to visit dealers to get a new key made.
Another three recalls have also been announced by GM including the Saab 9-3 convertible, Chevy Conic vehicles and Buick LaCrosse vehicles. The issues with these vehicles vary and GM will be notifying owners about the problems.
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