- General Motors is recalling 511,528 2010-'14 Chevrolet Camaro coupes because the ignition can be pushed out of the "run" position.
- The problem is unrelated to the previous ignition-switch recall of the Chevrolet Cobalt and other small GM cars.
- The Camaro recall was one of four new vehicle recalls announced by GM affecting 581,367 cars.
DETROIT — General Motors is recalling 511,528 2010-'14 Chevrolet Camaro coupes because the ignition can be pushed out of the "run" position, the automaker said on Friday.
The Camaro recall was one of four new vehicle recalls announced by GM affecting 581,367 cars.
GM is also recalling 28,789 2004-'11 Saab 9-3 convertibles because of a seatbelt problem.
It is also recalling 21,567 2012 Chevrolet Sonic compacts equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine because of a problem with the transmission turbine shaft.
It is also recalling 14,765 2014 Buick LaCrosse sedans because a corrosion problem may allow the passenger windows, rear windows and the sunroof to function when the vehicle is turned off and the driver is not in the vehicle.
In the case of the Camaro recall, GM said it is aware of three crashes that resulted in four minor injuries that it believes "may be attributed to this condition."
"A driver's knee can bump the key fob and cause the key to inadvertently move out of the ?run' position, with a corresponding reduction or loss of power," GM said. "The issue, which may primarily affect drivers sitting close to the steering column, was discovered by GM during internal testing following the ignition-switch recall earlier this year."
The automaker will change the Camaro key to a standard design from one in which the key is concealed in the fob and is opened by pushing a button.
"The change will make the ignition key and fob independent of each other, so that inadvertent contact with the fob won't move the key from the 'run' position," GM said.
The recall involves 464,712 Camaros in the U.S. Including Canada, Mexico and exports, the total recall population is 511,528.
No information about the new Camaro recall has been posted on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which oversees vehicle recalls in the U.S.
Edmunds says: With the Camaro recall, GM said customers will receive letters from the company advising them when they can bring their vehicles into the dealership. Courtesy transportation will be provided "as needed." Look for more detailed stories here on the other three recalls.