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GM Camaro Recall: Key Fob Can Cause Ignition Problems in 500K Vehicles

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By    |   Friday, 13 Jun 2014 04:25 PM

GM is recalling almost 512,000 Camaros for ignition problems that have been implicated in three crashes that resulted in four minor injuries, a company release said.

“General Motors will recall all current generation Chevrolet Camaros because a driver’s knee can bump the key Fob and cause the key to inadvertently move out of the ‘run’ position, with a corresponding reduction or loss of power,” the release said.

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The company discovered the problem during testing that followed an ignition switch recall earlier this year.

To fix the problem, the Camaro key will be changed to a standard design, making the ignition key and Fob independent of each other, the release said.

More than 460,000 Camaros in the United States from the 2010-2014 model years are included in the recall; vehicles in Canada, Mexico, and exports bring the total to 511,528.

In addition to the Camaro recall, GM announced two safety recalls and one non-compliance recall that impact 65,121 cars in the United States, the release said.

Those problems involve Saab 9-3 convertibles from 2044-2011; Chevrolet Sonic 2012 model year compacts with six-speed automatic transmission and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine; and 2014 Buick LaCrosse sedans.

GM was doing internal testing of ignition switches after it was discovered the company knew for more than 10 years about faulty small-car switches that were being used and resulted in lawsuits and a $35 million fine from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, The Associated Press said.

In early June, GM CEO Mary Barra reported on findings of an investigative report by former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas about the Cobalt ignition switch recall, a GM release said. Calling the report findings “extremely thorough, brutally tough and deeply troubling,” Barra said the company would act on recommendations.

The company set up a compensation program for victims of the faulty switch and for families who lost loved ones, the release said.

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