GM Replacing Keys on New SUVs, Trucks

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GM Replacing Keys on New SUVs, Trucks

GM is having more problems with keys. 

In all new full-size GM trucks and SUVs, which covers the 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban along with the GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon and Yukon XL, the shift column can come into contact with the head of the key, causing the vehicle to shut off. This is only possible when the steering column is adjusted to its highest position.

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GM is not conducting a recall over this issue, as investigators determined it is not a safety defect as it only happens when the driver has his or her foot on the brake and the vehicle is not moving. A technical service bulletin was issued on November 6 of this year along with instructions for dealers to replace the keys of owners who complain about the issue. Redesigned keys began production in February of 2014.

This year alone, GM has to recall 2.6 million vehicles for faulty ignition switches and an additional 11 million for other ignition-related issues.

[Source: Automotive News]

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  • t1oracle

    Push to start. Even basic Nissan’s have this feature now. Things are just easier when you don’t need to take your key out of your pocket.

  • craigcole

    I much prefer a proper key and ignition. Call me old-school or just anachronistic.