The New York Times reported today that an analysis of raw data by the Center for Auto Safety has concluded that 303 deaths occurred in GM cars with faulty ignition/airbag systems. The Justice Department earlier this week announced it has opened a criminal investigation into why GM chose not to make the repairs when it learned of the defects nearly a decade ago. During operation, the switch is easily turned off when bumped or tugged by a ring of keys, causing loss of air bags and power systems. GM has announced it will recall 1.6 million vehicles to repair or replace the ignition switch. General Motors says the faulty switch is in 2005-7 Chevrolet Cobalts; 2007 PontiacG5;the 2003-7 Saturn Ion; the 2006-7 Chevrolet HHR and Pontiac Solstice; and the 2007 Saturn Sky.
Read the update on the investigation here
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