GM recalls all current Chevy Camaros for possible ignition failure
General Motors has announced that it will recall all current (fifth-generation) Chevrolet Camaro models due to a safety concern with the key and ignition. This includes V6, SS, and ZL1 trims, as well as the new Z/28—a total of 464,712 cars in the United States, and 511,528 in North America at large.Given that GM has already issued a fairly large recall over ignition problems, it seems rather odd that they're running another one this similar right on the heels. I mean, they've already recalled nearly a million and a half vehicles for bad ignition switches, with stories of accidents caused by the problem abounding. You mean to tell me they didn't go through possible ignition problems in every car when they launched that recall?
According to GM, this latest recall is due to the discovery that a Camaro “driver’s knee can bump the key FOB and cause the key to inadvertently move out of the “run” position,” an issue that “primarily affect[s] drivers sitting close to the steering column.”
Then again, GM currently has recalled over 16 million vehicles this year alone. Now, the recalls stretch back to model years as far as 2003, so it's not like this is endemic to the 2014 model year, but still. Over 16 million vehicles recalled in North America in half a year. I'm really glad we sent them several billion of our tax dollars to help keep them afloat, aren't you?
I mean, imagine if they had gone under - who'd keep the recall-notice-sending people in business? WHO!?!?!?
That is all.