GM Recall Extends to Its Own Recalls

This would be funny if it weren't so sad. The GM recall now extends to its recall for faulty ignition parts. That's right. It's a recalled recall. Actually, it's beyond sad. The GM recall covers more than 15 million cars and trucks with bad ignition switches and keys. The work has swamped dealerships. Well, now it turns out GM may have been replacing perfectly good ignition switches with bad ones – further increasing the risk to owners who thought they were in the clear. So, how did this snafu happen? According to Consumer Reports, the recalled recall dates all the way back to 2006. That's when GM first identified a problem with ignition switches, fixed it without a recall, and then didn't bother to change the part number. RELATED: See Photos of the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS RELATED: See Photos of the 2009 Cadillac DTS That means a dealer could order a replacement part – and have no idea whether the part is faulty or not. As CR points out, "Other defective switches might have been installed as part of ordinary repairs, for example to non-recalled GM cars and trucks that had ignition switches that were worn out or damaged by theft." You may be in luck if you held off getting the recall repair done. Hopefully GM won't continue to mess up the repairs. However, if you already got your recall done, be prepared for another notice from GM. RELATED: See Photos of the 2003 Saturn Ion For those of you keeping track, as of Aug. 7, GM has recalled 25.7 million vehicles in the U.S. Having to recall recalled vehicles helps inflate that total.