The highly controverisal recall campaign that put General Motors in an unpleasant spotlight begins this week.
GM dealers started receiving their first shipments of replacement ignition switches yesterday, but the job those parts are meant for won’t be finished any time soon. The recall affects roughly 2.2 million vehicles and General Motors said it expects to finish the project by October.
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The lengthy call back will see igniton switches changed in every Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky and Ion on the road. General Motors kept the same part number after replacing the initially defective part and is consequently unable to discern between switches that do and don’t need to be replaced.
Leading up to the reall, General Motors gave owners loaner vehicles, free towing and rental cars as well as $500 rebates on a new GM vehicle if they are willing to buy one.
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