Tall Drivers of Chevrolet Camaro at Risk Latest GM Recall Says

Tall people who own and drive the 2010 to 2014 Chevrolet Camaro muscle cars, should be aware of the latest GM recall issued this past week that could affect the safety of these cars.

General Motors Inc. announced Friday that it was recalling 511,528 Chevrolet Camaros for an ignition-switch defect similar to the one involving the Chevrolet Cobalt that has been linked to the deaths of 13 people, according to an announcement on Friday, June 13, 2014.

The auto maker, which is under investigation by the Justice Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Congress, is already under fire for failing to report problems with the Cobalt for nearly 11 years.  Indeed, the earlier recall by GM for 2.6 million cars was for a different ignition switch problem that would turn off the vehicle while it was being driven.

At issue in this latest recall is an ignition switch that can be knocked out of the “run” position into the “accessory” position by a tall driver whose knee potentially knocks the key fob.

To date, there have been three accidents attributed to this particular problem, but all have involved minor injuries.

This latest recall affects more than 464,700 Camaros built between 2010 and 2014 as well as 46,816 cars sold to GM customers in Mexico and Canada.

2004 to 2011 Saab 9-3 Convertibles

Additionally, GM also recalled another 69,840 vehicles including nearly 30,000 Saab 9-3 convertibles made between 2004 and 2011 whose seatbelts are defective.

2012 Chevrolet Sonics

Also, approximately 21,560 of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonics, equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, have been subject to recall as the transmission turbine shaft could fracture.

2014 Buick LaCrosse

Owners of the 2014 Buick LaCross are being notified of a recall to repair a wiring splice in the driver’s side door that could break due to a potential corrosion problem.

“There can be deadly consequences as a result of these and other unidentified safety issues,” said Attorney James Johnson, a California Lemon Law Attorney. “If you are the owner of one of these vehicles and have experienced repeated repairs and or loss of use– it’s possible you have a Lemon Law claim.”

Are you are experiencing any of these problems or other issues with your Dodge Ram truck? Maybe it’s time to turn in your lemon and begin the buyback process with Chrysler so you can be back on the road again without worrying about these types of problems.

For more information about how California Lemon Laws work call Johnson Attorneys Group for a free legal consultation at 800-235-6801.

James Johnson ESQ

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