GM Ignition Recall

My Car Is Recalled, But There's No Fix Yet: What Do I Do?

By Fred Meier on July 5, 2016


CARS.COM — The death of a young actor in June spotlighted an increasingly common issue for car owners: Your car faces a recall for a safety defect, but there's no fix yet. The question: Do you drive a car with… Read More

My Car Is Recalled, But There's No Fix Yet: What Do I Do?

By Fred Meier on July 5, 2016

CARS.COM — The death of a young actor in June spotlighted an increasingly common issue for car owners: Your car faces a recall for a safety defect, but there's no fix yet. The question: Do you drive a car with… Read More

GM Fund Pays $595 Million in Claims for Ignition-Switch Recall

By Jennifer Newman on December 10, 2015

CARS.COM — GM's faulty ignition-switch claims program has paid $595 million on 399 claims, according to the automaker's fund final report released today, 16 months after the fund started making payments. The automaker had set aside $600 million for claims. … Read More

Ignition Recall Settlement Will Cost GM $900 Million

By Kelsey Mays on September 17, 2015

GM will pay $900 million to settle a criminal investigation with federal prosecutors over the delayed recall of some 2.6 million cars — 2.2 million of them in the U.S. — over faulty ignition switches, The Detroit News reports. Prosecutors… Read More

GM: 58 Percent of U.S. Cars in Ignition Recall Are Fixed

By Kelsey Mays on December 1, 2014

GM has repaired nearly 6 in 10 small cars it recalled for faulty ignitions earlier this year. That's what The Detroit News reported on Nov. 28; GM spokesman Alan Adler confirmed the numbers to Cars.com today. Related: Survey: Recalls Influence… Read More

Survey: Recalls Influence Car Shoppers

By Kelsey Mays on November 10, 2014

If you're weary of the nonstop recall coverage lately, we don't blame you. It's been an unprecedented year for them. Tallying recalls is a dubious task, given the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's counts a vehicle recall as anything from… Read More

Report: GM Ordered Replacement Ignition Switches Two Months Before Recall

By Kelsey Mays on November 10, 2014

The New York Times reported today that GM ordered some 500,000 replacement ignition switches from auto-parts supplier Delphi Automotive in December 2013. That was nearly two months before GM told regulators and the general public that the existing ignition switches,… Read More

Recall Alert: 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice, 2008-2009 Pontiac G8

By Matt Schmitz on October 6, 2014

Vehicles Affected: More than 47,000 model-year 2011-13 Chevrolet Caprice and 2008-09 Pontiac G8 sedans The Problem: According to The Detroit News, there is a risk under certain conditions that the driver's knee may bump the ignition key and unintentionally move… Read More

New House Report Blasts NHTSA

By Kelsey Mays on September 16, 2014

On the heels of yesterday's New York Times investigation, a report from the House Energy and Commerce Committee blasted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for an alleged series of critical mistakes leading up to GM's recall of some 2.2… Read More

Report: GM Can't Find 6.4 Percent of Ignition-Recalled Cars

By Kelsey Mays on August 8, 2014

Of the 2.2 million small cars in the U.S. that GM recalled for faulty ignition switches, the automaker can't find nearly 140,000 owners. A July 25 regulatory filing to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 139,592 recall notices… Read More

Recall Alert: 2002-2004 Saturn Vue

By Kelsey Mays on August 7, 2014

Vehicles Affected: 202,115 Saturn Vue SUVs from the 2002 to 2004 model years in the U.S., with around 13,000 more outside the country. The Problem: Two potential issues exist. The first is that if you stop the vehicle and put… Read More