In the recalled vehicles, there are faulty ignition switches that can cause the engine to shut off unexpectedly and disable the airbags. There have been 22 crashes where the airbags did not deploy, including five crashes that caused six front-seat fatalities.
The recall includes about 780,000 model year 2005 to 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 cars.
This recall was updated on February 25, 2014. The updates made are as follows: The recall also includes 842,000 model year 2003 to 2007 Saturn Ion compacts, model year 2006 to 2007 Chevrolet HHR SUVs, and model year 2006 to 2007 Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky sports cars.
This recall was updated again on March 28, 2014. The updates made are as follows: The recall now includes 824,000 newer models of the previously recalled cars. The cars include all model years of the Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac G5, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Ion, and Saturn Sky.
Car dealerships nationwide.
What To Do:
Dealers will replace the ignition switch to remedy the problem. For more information, go to safercar.gov.
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