GM Recalling More Than 500,000 Chevy Camaros for Ignition Defect
Bad has just gotten worse for General Motors. The American behemoth automaker has recalled more vehicles in the last year than it has sold in the last five years, and will now be adding roughly 500,000 Camaros to the list, as it finds yet a new ignition issue.
In a recent report from Automotive News, GM announced that it is recalling 464,712 Camaros sold in the United States from 2010 to 2014, and another 46,816 sold in foreign markets like Canada and Mexico.
According to the report, the recall stems from the position of the key. A driver’s right knee can bump into the key fob when it is in the ignition, knocking it out of the “run” position. GM says that it is aware of three crashes relating to this issue, resulting in minor injuries. GM also claims that it became aware of this issue after conducting testing on the Cobalt’s ignition issues earlier this year.
This is just the latest blow to General Motors. GM says this issue is unrelated to the Chevy Cobalt/Saturn Ion ignition switch, which effected 2.6 million vehicles, but it is the latest in a slate of 38 separate recalls. Altogether, GM has recalled 16.5 million vehicles– 14.4 million of which were sold in the United States. This most recent recall of its iconic muscle car is not going to make any new fans as GM struggles to maintain its reputation in this embattled time.