By Jennifer Geiger on May 8, 2014
Amid calls from two legislators demanding that GM tell owners of affected ignition recall cars to stop driving them, the automaker is answering back today with a video demonstrating the safety of driving with a single key on the ignition key ring. According to GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the cars' defective ignition switch, combined with the weight of a heavy key ring while driving over jarring terrain, can lead to a loss of power steering, antilock brakes and airbags.
Jeff Boyer, GM's newly minted vice president of global vehicle safety, says GM has conducted more than 80 tests over a variety of different terrains and driving conditions to demonstrate that driving with a signal key on the ring is safe. Check out the video above.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer