The GM recall has officially gone from snowball to avalanche.
The American automaker has announced that it is issuing an additional recall for the already-recalled 2.6 million vehicles. Those vehicles are currently called back for having faulty ignition switches, an issue linked to at least 13 deaths.
Now, the same vehicles have an issue with the ignition lock cylinder. GM will replace those cylinders and cut or reprogram new keys if necessary. According to the American automaker, it is aware of several hundred complaints of keys coming out of the ignition slot while the engine is running. So far one roll-away vehicle in a parking lot that led to a crash and injury has been tied to the issue.
The company is also increasing its first-quarter charge on the recalls and rental cars to $1.3 billion, up from $750 million.
The recalled vehicles include: 2003-07 Saturn Ion, 2005-10 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2006-10 Pontiac Solstice, 2007-10 Pontiac G5, 2007-10 Saturn Sky and 2006-11 Chevrolet HHR.
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