Recall roundup: Chevy Cobalt and Pontiac G5 image

The North American based automotive giant General Motor has recently announced a recall for the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5, because of a problem with the ignition switch.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 619,122 units of the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the ignition switch fixed.

“The weight on the key ring and/or road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine. If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury”, says the NHTSA.

A recall schedule hasn’t been provided by General Motor just yet but the company will be notifying owners of these two models, while the dealership network will be replacing the ignition switch free of charge. The affected Chevrolet Cobalt have been offered between 2005 and 2007 in the United States while the Pontiac G5 from 2007. Owners of these models can contact Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737, or Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020.