GM Replaces Faulty Ignition Switch Kits

Earlier this week, General Motors (GM) announced that they are replacing 542 ignition switch kits after detecting a faulty tab. These kits were to be used on vehicles recalled earlier this year due to ignition switch defects.

The faulty kits were built on July 1. GM decided to replace them after discovering broken tabs associated with the anti-theft system. According to a GM spokesperson, the parts passed all other inspections, and the faulty tab won’t cause any safety issues.

None of the 542 kits requiring replacement had been used to fix the defective vehicles involved in the massive GM recall earlier this year. In order to prevent this problem from occurring again, GM is adding a visual inspection to future ignition switch kits.

GM claims that as of July 7, approximately 15% of the 2.6 million recalled vehicles have been repaired. Their goal is for all of the ignition switch kits to be produced by October.

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