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GM’s safety crisis deepens with Camaro switch recall

Special to SEGAZINE

General Motors Co recalled 511,528 Chevrolet Camaros on Friday for an ignition switch problem similar to the defect linked to at least 13 deaths in Chevrolet Cobalts and other models. GM said it was aware of minor accidents and no fatalities from the Camaro. It said the switch defect in the new recall was not related to the problem in the Cobalts.

A driver’s knee could bump the current-model Camaro’s key fob and move the ignition switch out of the “run” position, causing the engine to shut off, the company said.

The earlier recall was triggered by an ignition switch failure in the Chevy Cobalt and other small GM cars, in which a bump of the key fob could turn off the engine, disabling power steering and airbags.


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