The Camaro recall covers the models years from 2010 through the current 2014 model. The company said it applies to 465,000 Camaros in the United States, while the rest are in Mexico, Canada or overseas.
GM said that the problem is similar but not identical to the flawed ignition switch in 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts that has been tied to at least 13 deaths. In that recall, the ignition switch itself was faulty and needed to be replaced. In the case of the Camaro, the design of the ignition key and the attached fob makes it susceptible to being bumped out of the “run” position, similar to what happened with the recalled Cobalts.
But GM said the ignition switch does not need to be replaced in the Camaro. Instead it is issuing a new key and fob which aren’t attached to each other.
All told, Friday’s recall brings GM’s recall total for the year to 14.4 million U.S. cars and trucks, and 16.5 million worldwide.
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