WASHINGTON — The most recent recall affecting vehicles with ignition keys moving out of position was issued by General Motors this past weekend.
Nearly 47,000 vehicles were recalled by GM due to an increased risk of a collision when a driver accidentally bumps the ignition key with their knee and knocks the key out of the run position, according to a press release posted on the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
The recall affects certain model year 2011 to 2013 Chevrolet Caprice vehicles made between July 25, 2007 and February 18, 2009 as well as 2008 to 2009 Pontiac G8 vehicles manufactured between July 25, 2007 and February 18, 2009.
Owners of these vehicles have been told that if the key is not in the “run position” that the air bags may not deploy if there is an accident. Also, if the key was knocked out, the defect could cause a crash if there could be a loss of engine power, power steering and power braking.
Drivers are being asked to adjust their steering columns and seat position to provide extra clearance between their knee and the ignition key.
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