GM Ignition Switch Recall
Recall Number: #NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V047000
Date Published: February 09, 2014
The air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
CHEVROLET COBALT 2005-2010
CHEVROLET HHR 2006-2011
PONTIAC G5 2007-2010
PONTIAC SOLSTICE 2006-2010
SATURN ION 2003-2007
SATURN SKY 2007-2010
Summary by USRecalls.org
This recall was issued as a result of the safety defect that can cause the vehicle's ignition switch to move from the "run" to "accessory" or "off" position unintentionally which can result in a loss of power. This risk of this happening may be increased if you have accessories or added weight on your key ring or if the the vehicle experiences some form of an impact related event. In some of the reported cases, upon impact the ignition moved out of the run position, the air bags may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.
Federal Agency Description
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) notified the agency on February 10, 2014 that they are recalling 619,122 model year 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, and 2007 Pontiac G5 vehicles. On February 25, 2014, GM increased the recall to include an additional 748,024 model year 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR and Pontiac Solstice vehicles and 2003-2007 Saturn Ion vehicles and 2007 Saturn Sky vehicles. In these models, 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. On March 27, 2014, GM notified the agency that the defective ignition switches may have been used as service replacement parts on other vehicles, and as a result GM will be recalling certain model year 2008-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, Saturn Sky, and Pontiac G5 and Solstice, and 2008-2011 Chevrolet HHR vehicles. The part numbers for the service parts are 10392423 (a/k/a ACDelco D1461F), 10392737, 15857948, 15854953, 15896640, and 25846762. This expansion represents an additional 823,788 vehicles.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you own or have been in an accident with any of the following vehicles prior to December, 31 2014 All 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 2007-2010 Pontiac G5 2003-2007 Saturn Ion 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice 2007-2010 Saturn Sky
Immediate steps to take if you are impacted my the GM Ignition Switch Recall
Until your vehicle has been serviced or a recall has performed it is extremely important that you remove all accessories and items from your key rings. The only item that should be in the ignition is the ignition key. In cases where there is a key fob, that should also be removed from the key ring immediately as well.
Is there an active lawsuit or settlement for people injured as a result of the GM Ignition Switch Recall?
General Motors has established a settlement program to compensate accident victims who were injured or killed due to the recalled GM ignition switches in certain GM vehicles.
Am I entitled to financial compensation as a result of the GM Ignition Switch Recall?
In order to qualify and be eligible for compensation from the GM ignition switch settlement you must be:
(1) The individual who suffered physical injury in the accident or
(2) The legal representative of the decedent or the individual physically injured in the accident.
(3) Drivers, passengers, pedestrians or occupant of other vehicles who were injured in a crash involving one of the recalled GM vehicles (Please note that the accident must have occurred prior to Dec. 31, 2014)