General Motors Company (GM) recalls over 500,000 Chevrolet Camaro cars

Posted Jun 13, 2014

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) has recalled over 500,000 Chevrolet Camaro cars, mostly in North America after finding a problem with the ignition system. General Motors has now recalled 13 million vehicles this year.

GM said that a driver’s knee could hit the key fob and turn it out of the “run” position, which could cause a loss of power. This fault led to three crashes and caused four “minor” injuries.

This past March, GM recalled 2.6 million small cars due to a faulty ignition switch that was linked to 13 deaths. This past May, GM was fined $35 million for failing to address the defects.

GM is also recalling 28,789 Saab 9-3 convertibles from the 2004-2011 because of front seat belt failures and 21,567 Chevrolet Sonic cars from 2012 due to concerns over a transmission fault. GM will recall 14,765 2014 Buicks due to electrical wiring faults.

“The Camaro ignition system meets all GM engineering specifications and is unrelated to the ignition system used in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars included in the ignition switch recall,” said GM in a statement.

[Source: BBC]