Skip to comments.GM recalls half million Camaros, safety crisis deepens
Posted on 06/13/2014 6:53:16 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) recalled 511,528 Chevrolet Camaros on Friday for an ignition switch problem similar to the defect linked to at least 13 deaths in Chevrolet Cobalts and other models.
GM said it was aware of minor accidents but no fatalities from the Camaro, a sporty two-door car. It said the Camaro switch defect differed from the problem in the Cobalts, but a consumer advocate said GM still should have recalled the Camaros sooner.
GM said a driver's knee could bump the Camaro key fob and move the ignition switch out of the "run" position, causing the engine to shut off.
The earlier recall of Cobalts and other small cars involved an ignition switch in which a bump of the key fob could turn off the engine, disabling power steering and airbags.
That defect, first observed by GM engineers in 2002, was not reported to consumers for years. Chief Executive Mary Barra in recent months overhauled the way GM handles safety recalls.
The Camaro recall bloats the number of GM vehicles summoned back for switch-related problems to more than 3.1 million as Barra prepares to return to Congress next week to give more testimony on the earlier recall.
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what sort of solid state storage device is vibration sensitive? if the driver thinks the readback is wrong then it should retry the write operation mux a timeout.
Wouldn't this be a gas-saving feature?
Say what??? LOL
The most “POS” car I ever drove was a Chevy Cobalt.
Well, they have nothing to worry about. They are on the government teat now...
Hahahahahaha...that graphic made me spit my drink out!
Al-qaeda is dead and GM is, er, what was that again?
I got a million of ‘em. :)
I had a Monza that really sucked. The clutch went out with less than 500 miles on it. Dealer asked me if I “rode the clutch”. I told him no but even if I did, it shouldn’t go out in less than 500 miles. I was a 20-something girl, so he thought he could jerk me around.
I hate car salespeople.
But I also had two Camaros (72 and 76) that I loved.
Al Queda’s alive and GM is dying.
I’ve got an `83 Chevy Custom Deluxe short bed truck with the 305 (5 liter) engine.
It’s a work truck and I’ve hauled all sorts of building materials, sheetrock, paneling, lumber, furniture, you name it, including enough bricks once that it acted like it might run on its rear tires like a Lippizaner.
I replaced the water pump myself a few years ago, oil changes and maintenance, no major repairs. It’s still running strong. Mine must be in the 5%.
Hate the UAW, love the truck.
They outta check for rusted brake lines too.
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