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Old 11-01-2014, 09:12 PM   #1
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Anyone else get a ignition recall?
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Old 11-02-2014, 12:34 AM   #2
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:08 AM   #3
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Same here.

I accidentally bumped my keys once with my knee while I was in a left turn lane waiting for a light. I was reaching for my wallet and I guess my radio was too loud because I had no idea my engine had turned off. I remember trying to start the car again and it wouldn't because I forgot the car was still in drive. The people behind me must have thought I was a moron, but I'm glad it didn't happen while I was driving, like some other unfortunate people.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:02 AM   #4
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:25 AM   #5
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I got one of those letters, I don't even have my GAGT anymore.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:36 AM   #6
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:37 AM   #7
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:04 AM   #8
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I got the letter. It's a joke, what they are doing really isn't going to make any difference and these cars never had problems with the ignition accidentally shutting off from weight on the key. I'm not even going to bother taking mine in. I like the keys how they are.
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:15 AM   #9
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I got the letter. It's a joke, what they are doing really isn't going to make any difference and these cars never had problems with the ignition accidentally shutting off from weight on the key. I'm not even going to bother taking mine in. I like the keys how they are.
My car had that very issue. Anyways, GM's "fix" is stupid
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Old 11-02-2014, 01:26 PM   #10
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You're the only person I've ever heard of that happening too. And it could have been just because the ignition cylinder was worn out. They do wear out over time.
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:17 PM   #11
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I got the letter. It's a joke, what they are doing really isn't going to make any difference and these cars never had problems with the ignition accidentally shutting off from weight on the key. I'm not even going to bother taking mine in. I like the keys how they are.
This. The recall plugs the key slot so only a fine wire ring will fit, and the fine wire ring won't hold additional junk. The lock cylinder/housing/switch are not replaced or modified.

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My car had that very issue. Anyways, GM's "fix" is stupid
Stupid only in that it is unnecessary. One might suspect the whole purpose is PR to demonstrate GM is taking the ignition problem in other vehicle lines seriously and moving forward in an abundance of caution. Handing out the warm & fuzzies, in other words.
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This. The recall plugs the key slot so only a fine wire ring will fit, and the fine wire ring won't hold additional junk. The lock cylinder/housing/switch are not replaced or modified.



Stupid only in that it is unnecessary. One might suspect the whole purpose is PR to demonstrate GM is taking the ignition problem in other vehicle lines seriously and moving forward in an abundance of caution. Handing out the warm & fuzzies, in other words.
Inserting a little plastic "block" in a yet isn't a fix. That's just silly. Now replacing the defective part would be a real fix.
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Again though, the question is... is the lock cylinder actually defective? Or is it just worn out? It wasn't happening to them when new. The vehicles had a 3 year bumper to bumper warranty and 5 year on other components. If people were driving around with 5 lbs of sh!t hanging from their keys and starting/turning off the car thousands of times over the years... the cylinder is gonna wear out. They shouldn't be responsible to replace parts after warranty that were just worn out.

If the NHTSA determined that there was actually a safety defect with the part, then yes GM would be responsible to replace it at their cost, but it would also have to be a redesigned part. Not just replacing it with a new stock lock cylinder.
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The recall for the new camaro is a joke. The factory remote has a key built into it that pops out when you press the button. Well GM's fix was to remove that key so the remote now has a button that does nothing when you press it and because the key is removed from the remote, the remote has a empty spot on the side of it. GM should have included a different remote rather than a remote that's messed up with the new camaro. They've messed up all over
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Glad I read this. Now I know not to bother getting the thing fixed. Granted I don't put much on my key ring to begin with I don't want them messing with it.
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I haven't heard anything about giftcards and I work for a GM dealership. Maybe they are mistaking?
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