After spending more time examining their ignition switchgear, GM found that the Chevy Cobalt and HHR; Saturn Sky and Ion; and Pontiac G5 and Solstice have been subject to hundreds of complaints of the keys falling out in the “Accessory” and “Run” positions. GM reported that they were aware of one incident in which a running vehicle left in a parking lot rolled away and caused one injury after crashing.
Though this recall almost pales in comparison to the other GM ignition switch recall in which the key can easily move from “Run” to “Accessory” and deactivate the airbags in a collision, but it has not made GM’s springtime any less expensive. At the beginning of GM’s recall spree, the bill was said to be $750 million, but that number has recently jumped to $1.3 billion. Answering some of the questions, though not all is Mary Barra, GM’s new CEO, though those engineers who may be technically held responsible for the faulty ignition switches, are currently suspended with pay, purportedly Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman
-By: Sawyer Sutton