GM recalls over 500,000 more cars
Detroit, June 14, 2014
In a product recall that echoes the one that has plunged General Motors (GM) into a safety crisis, the carmaker yesterday said it will recall 511,528 current model Chevrolet Camaro cars, mainly in North America, to correct an issue with the ignition switch.
GM said a driver's knee can bump the key fob and move the ignition switch out of the "run" position, causing the engine to shut off.
Earlier this year, GM recalled 2.6 million small cars worldwide because of an ignition switch failure in which a bump of the key fob can turn off the engine, disabling power steering and airbags.
That defect was not reported to consumers for years and has been linked to at least 13 deaths and caused a re-examination led by chief executive Mary Barra of how the firm handles safety recalls.
But GM said the new recall, affecting Camaros of model years 2010 to 2014, is not like the one involving older-model Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion cars.
"It's not at all related to the Cobalt," GM safety spokesman Alan Adler said.-Reuters