GM Recalling 1.6 Million Cars – Defect Has Caused Fatal Accidents
If you own a 2005-07 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2007 Pontiac G5, 2003-07 Saturn Ion, 2006-07 Chevrolet HHR, 2006-07 Pontiac Solstice, or 2007 Saturn Sky, you need to keep reading. General Motors has issued a recall for those vehicles because of a faulty part that has caused at least 13 deaths.
GM says more than 1.6 million vehicles have faulty ignition switches that have led to at least 13 fatal crashes and 33 accidents. From what the CEO of General Motors says, the company has known about the problem for a while, and she is launching an investigation as to why the problem wasn’t reported to the government earlier.
The problem with the ignition switches is that sometimes go from the "run" position to the "accessory" position while the car is being driven. That causes the engine to shut off and disables safety systems like the power steering, anti-lock brakes, and air bags.
You should take your vehicle to the dealer so they can make the fixes you need to keep your vehicle safe.