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General Motors recalls over 460,000 Chevrolet Camaros because the engine can be accidentally turned off

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling all 2010-2014 Chevrolet Camaro vehicles manufactured December 3rd, 2008 to May 23rd, 2014.

In the affected vehicles, the driver may accidentally hit the ignition key with their knee, unintentionally knocking the key out of the run position, turning off the engine.

2014 Chevrolet Camaro

2014 Chevrolet Camaro

Vehicle Information

Manufacturer: General Motors LLC

Report Receipt Date: June 20th, 2014
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V346000
Component(s): Electrical System
Potential Number of Units Affected: 464,712

Consequence

If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Additionally, a key knocked out of the run position could cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Remedy

GM will notify owners, and dealers will remove the key blade from the original flip key/RKE transmitter assemblies, and provide two new keys and two key rings per key. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1.800.222.1020. GM’s number for this recall is 14294.

Note: Until the recall has been performed, it is very important that drivers adjust their seat and steering column to allow clearance between their knee and the ignition key.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov


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