An online report published on Thursday, February 20 revealed that General Motors (GM) has long been aware about the ignition trouble that sparked the recall of some of the company’s compact cars last week.
Last week, GM recalled over 778,000 Pontiac G5 and Chevrolet Cobalt compact cars following reports of injuries and deaths due to ill-designed ignition switches that might cause engines to turn off and airbags not to function. A lawsuit filed against the company revealed GM acknowledged the problem in 2005 through a bulletin advising the dealers to fix the problem with a key insert. However, GM failed to carry-out the improvement for new Cobalt units before they were sold.
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