General Motors has recalled more cars which seem to have a problem with ignition switches. The company actually doubled the number of cars recalled.
It has been revealed that about 1.6 million vehicles have been recalled by General Motors to fix faulty ignition switches. This seems to be an extremely serious issue, which has led to many fatal car crashes.
About 2 weeks ago General Motors has announced to recall certain vehicles. Back then, the company announced the recall of no less than 780,000 cars. Models include Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5 vehicles.
Now, the company has made another announcement. It claimed that about 842,000 more vehicles will be called in for the fix. The announcement was made by General Motors on Tuesday. This latest recalling includes vehicles such as Saturn lon compacts, Chevrolet HHR SUVs, Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky sports cars.
This problem with certain vehicles is said to have led to many accidents, in some cases even to tragic deaths. This is why General Motors is now in the middle of a huge scandal.
It has been said that the company actually knew about this problem, finding out about the issue with ignition switches years ago. This is why they are now accused of waiting too much to recall their vehicles, which has actually been the reason why many people died.
The problem has been linked to a total of 31 crashes and 13 deaths. However, it is unclear if the ignition switches caused the crashes and if the people who died actually suffered fatal injuries because the air bags did not inflate, an issue that has traced in certain cars, too.
It is believed that General Motors first found about this problem back in 2004. The company was also told of at least one fatal crash in 2007, but chose to do nothing about it. The protocol is for car manufacturers to immediately recall their vehicles in case their trace a problem.
“Ensuring our customers’ safety is our first order of business,” the President of the American division of General Motors, Alan Batey, said. “We are deeply sorry and we are working to address this issue as quickly as we can,” he added.
Until now, the vehicles that have been recalled by General Motors include the 2003 to 2007 Saturn Ion, the 2006 to 2007 Chevrolet HHR, the 2006 to 2007 Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky, the 2005 to 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and the 2007 Pontiac G5s.