The switches, though, were too loose, touching off events that led to at least 13 deaths, more than 50 crashes and a raft of legal trouble for the Detroit automaker.
General Motors is recalling at least 7.6 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company’s safety crisis continues to grow.
General Motors is recalling 3.2 million more cars in the U.S. because of ignition switch problems.
The company said Wednesday that it was “renotifying” owners of some vehicles involved in a 2013 safety recall of 2.14 million vehicles.
“A GM engineer chose to use an ignition switch in certain cars that was so far below GM’s own specification that it failed to keep the car powered on …”
GM has now recalled more than 11 million vehicles this year. Will take $200 million charge against second quarter earnings.
WWJ AutoBeat Reporter Jeff Gilbert finds getting a phone repaired can consume more time and effort than getting your car fixed.
General Motors’ recall issues are taking the spotlight on Capitol Hill.
GM announced Monday that it will recall more than 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. that may experience a sudden loss of electric power steering assist.
The products were sold at Whole Foods, Target, Costco, ALDI, Wal-Mart and other popular stores.