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Old 07-10-2014, 11:24 AM   #21
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I would disagree with you on that. 88,000+ miles on my GA and not one ignition switch issue. 126,000 miles on the GP I used to own when I bought it, and it had ignition switch issues.

Anyway, the issues some/most GA owners have with theirs have nothing to do with the ignition switch accidentally turning off during operation, which is what this whole recall is about. It's usually a no start issue due to electrical malfunction in the ignition switch either not sending the correct signal to the BCM to activate the fuel pump or not activating the starter motor. Nothing with the actual mechanical tumbler itself.

As stated above, you won't be receiving an actual new ignition switch, and I agree this is just GM going through the motions to look proactive and avoid future scandals.
Agreed, GA lock cylinders are trash but they are not unsafe. They will simply prevent the car from starting (passlock) or freeze up mechanically.
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Old 07-10-2014, 12:29 PM   #22
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Well OK fine, the key has been removable on mine when in any position since 180K miles on it.

I know I need to replace it, but the dealer isn't doing it. Honestly I've been wrenching on cars since I was 16 years old, 29 years now. AND when it comes to decades involved with the Auto industry and all the mechanics I've met, there are 2 I would let work on my car, the rest of them I wouldn't let replace a spark plug in my lawn mower, they'd cross thread it and screw it up.

Warranty or no, the only one that will be replacing the ignition switch in my car is me
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:04 PM   #23
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Well OK fine, the key has been removable on mine when in any position since 180K miles on it.
My grand am did that at 32k and one year old. That was pretty sweet. Start the car in the winter and lock the door. Or leave the a/c when i go into a store.
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I could be wrong, but if you keep clearing the code with the OBDII scanner, it will keep coming back until the problem is solved.
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Old 05-11-2022, 06:47 AM   #24
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So if I have already replaced the electrical part of the ignition switch, this should be a better fix than the recall, correct?
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Old 05-11-2022, 04:59 PM   #25
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So if I have already replaced the electrical part of the ignition switch, this should be a better fix than the recall, correct?
No. Read my comment on your other post.
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