By David Thomas on April 9, 2014
Cars Affected: 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice, 2007-2010 Pontiac G5, 2007-2010 Saturn Sky and 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR
The Problem: This recall covers all of the vehicles recalled previously for ignition switch defects but was issued to include a second repair to the original fix.
The Fix: Now ignition lock cylinders will also be replaced with upgraded units. New keys will be cut and if needed reprogrammed. These fixes are in addition to the ignition switch upgrade from the earlier recall.
What Should Owners Do: GM will contact owners when parts become available and advises that until the repairs are made that nothing should be attached to the ignition key while the car is in use. Concerned owners can contact Chevrolet at 800-222-1020, Pontiac at 800-762-2737, Saturn at 800-553-6000, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov for more information.
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David