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Old 02-20-2014, 10:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Court documents have revealed that GM knew that ignition switch issues and their non-publicized TSB in response them it were leaving their customers at risk of fatal crashes. This seems newsworthy. At least 6 deaths have resulted so far.
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Over the last year or so I've been having trouble with my work Cobalt's ignition switch, but instead of randomly turning off, the interlock doesn't release the key when I turn the car off.

From what I can tell the switch doesn't activate when I put it in park and take my foot off the brake. When you apply the brake, it switches to let you shift out of park. And doing it in reverse apparently allows you to remove the key. So the car thinks it's still in gear.

It makes me wonder if they're somehow related, though it seems more likely to be an issue on the brake side.¬*So far¬*the guys at our garage haven't said anything about our cars being recalled, they have to be part of it though.
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BRIEF-US attorney's office in New York has opened criminal probe of General Motors Co related to ignition switch recall-source http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...N00CPN20140311
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Land Ark said Over the last year or so I've been having trouble with my work Cobalt's ignition switch, but instead of randomly turning off, the interlock doesn't release the key when I turn the car off. From what I can tell the switch doesn't activate when I put it in park and take my foot off the brake. When you apply the brake, it switches to let you shift out of park. And doing it in reverse apparently allows you to remove the key. So the car thinks it's still in gear. It makes me wonder if they're somehow related, though it seems more likely to be an issue on the brake side.¬*So far¬*the guys at our garage haven't said anything about our cars being recalled, they have to be part of it though. In the Cobalt owner's manual that is one of the required checks in the maintenance section.
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