Canadian Manufacturing

New ignition switch recall hits GM’s Oshawa-built Camaro

GM says it knows of three crashes and four minor injuries from the problem



DETROIT—General Motors is recalling more cars for ignition switch problems.

GM is recalling nearly 512,000 Chevrolet Camaro muscle cars from the 2010 to 2014 model years, built at GM’s assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont.

The automaker says 17,736 of the Camaros are in Canada.

The problem occurs when a driver’s knee bumps the key, which can knock the switch out of the run position, causing an engine stall.

That knocks out power steering and brakes, which could cause drivers to lose control.

GM says it knows of three crashes and four minor injuries from the problem.

GM says the Camaro switches met its specifications—unlike the switches at the centre of a recall of 2.6 million small cars. That problem has caused more than 50 crashes and at least 13 deaths.

The Camaro key is concealed in the Fob like a switchblade. GM will replace it with a straight design.

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