Just when you thought that General Motors can no longer recall any vehicles with the ignition switch problem, the carmaker is coming back and announcing yet another similar “action”.
According to the North American based automotive giant, several vehicles are affected by this condition and they might have the ignition lock actuator gear with the outer diameter which is exceeding specifications so turning the ignition key can become a true nightmare. The key might also become stuck in the “start” position as well.
“Some of these vehicles may have an ignition lock actuator gear with an outer diameter that exceeds specifications, which may make turning the ignition key difficult. The ignition key could get stuck in the “start” position. This may be more likely at higher interior ambient temperatures. If the vehicle is driven with the key stuck in the “start” position, and the vehicle experiences a significant jarring event or the vehicle’s interior temperature cools, the ignition lock cylinder could move out of the “start” position, rotate past the “run” position, and move into the “accessory” position, leading to loss of power steering assist, power brakes and potentially air bag deployment in certain crashes”, says the automaker in its press release.
The recall is expected to begin soon but no actual dates have been announced at this point. General Motors is recalling a total of 3,073 full-sized trucks, from the 2015 and 2015 model years, across the United States. These vehicles are the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado LD, the 2014 GMC Sierra LD, the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD, Suburban, Tahoe and the 2015 GMC Sierra HD. Five shutoffs have been reported to GM but no crashes, injuries or fatalities have been related to his issue. The total number of affected models, including Canada, Mexico and exports stands at 3,296 units. If you are the owner of one of the above mentioned vehicles, you should contact your local dealership for more info on the topic.