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GM replaces defective ignition switches with… faulty kits

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GM replaces defective ignition switches with… faulty kits

General Motors, which has been going through a huge public scandal with regards to its mishandling of a delayed recall of 2.6 million cars with defective ignition switches, seems to go from one error to another.

We all know, since the February reveal of the recall, the automaker has gone through a huge safety policy switch, prompting the largest recalls in its history – which brings it to another problem. The recalls stem as far back as the 1990s, so the models are very old and the defective parts are not made anymore. This is why for the 2.6 million cars – mostly out of production Chevrolet Cobalts and Saturn Ions – the company has moved eerie slow to begin repairs, which prompted federal investigators to raise additional questions.

Now, it looks like some of the repair kits that finally went to dealerships are themselves faulty – GM announced it’s replacing 542 ignition switch kits because of a faulty tab. The automaker has also moved to inspect Delphi Automotive’s facility in Mexico that started building the replacement kits.

According to GM spokesman Alan Adler, none of the faulty kits were installed in cars, they were only produced during July 1 and the defective part was from the anti-theft system, with no impact on the car’s safety.

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Friday, July 11th, 2014 - filed under General Motors, Industry, News. Image credit: .
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