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Old 02-26-2014, 09:32 AM   #1
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General Motors announced Tuesday that it is expanding a recall of compact cars due to an ignition problem, and has raised the number of deaths resulting from the problem to 13.




GM expands ignition recall to 1.4M vehicles - Feb. 25, 2014
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Not pretty, GM has had issues with their ignition switches for years, but didn't know it resulted in really bad accidents.
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most people panic in unknown situations, thats more the issue than your engine shutting off. i had a tire go in one of the infamous ford suvs, i didnt die. anyone who has ever had a tire blow knows the sound and can safely pull over and slow down. or an engine shut off for that matter, if you dont panic its a non-issue
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Thanks for the update. My G5 is still affected, but the switch seems fine, so I'm just calmly waiting to be notified by mail.
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All the companies have lots of recalls. Some of them you never hear about they cover them up. But its work for the dealers aka me as the tech at one. Lol
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Parts not available till march and april, they are advising the customer to remove all excessive weight from the key ring till then.
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most people panic in unknown situations, thats more the issue than your engine shutting off. i had a tire go in one of the infamous ford suvs, i didnt die. anyone who has ever had a tire blow knows the sound and can safely pull over and slow down. or an engine shut off for that matter, if you dont panic its a non-issue
I would normally think this as well, but picture grandma trying to wrestle the wheel. Then i figure somebody is about to take a hit, jumps on the brakes, and the weight of the key chain flips the ignition off, taking all safety systems offline. Not even counting if the force from the impact flips the key off too. It may be exaggerated a bit, but I do see this as a serious safety issue that could affect even the most competent of drivers.
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not saying its not a serious issue, but i think there should be more of a priority to teach people how to drive in emergency situations. instead of grandma driving for 50 years with no training or testing other than a simple written exam, and driving around town for a couple minutes to see if you can park it when all conditions are optimal
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