GM Issues Key Recall for 2010-2014 Camaros

2014 Chevrolet Camaro. Photo credit: GM
2014 Chevrolet Camaro. Photo credit: GM

General Motors has issued a recall for 2010-2014 model-year Chevrolet Camaros. A driver’s knee can bump the key fob causing the key to inadvertently move out of the “run” position — resulting in a reduction or loss of power.

Primarily affecting drivers sitting close to the steering column, GM discovered this issue during internal testing following the ignition switch recall earlier this year, according to GM.

There are 464,712 Camaros in the U.S. included in this recall. Including Canada, Mexico and exports, the total number of recalls is 511,528.

“Discovering and acting on this issue quickly is an example of the new norm for product safety at GM,” said Jeff Boyer, vice president of GM Global Safety.

The Camaro ignition system meets all GM engineering specifications and is not related to the ignition system used in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars involved in the ignition switch recall.

GM is aware of three crashes that resulted in four minor injuries; it believes these crashes may be attributed to the key issue, says the company.

GM will change the Camaro key to a standard design where the key is concealed in the fob and can be opened by pushing a button. This change will create a separation of the ignition key from the fob, so the fob won’t move the key from the “run” position.

Rental fleets registered 8,833 Camaro vehicles in 2013, according to the 2014 Automotive Fleet Fact Book.

Comments

  1. Jackie Barton [ November 19, 2014 @ 02:24PM ]

    I took my Camaro in to Southern Chevrolet in Alexandria Louisiana to have the recall on the key fixed-and after they took it to the back and "fixed" the keys-one of the fobs was broke and the gentleman said it was broke when I brought it in -it was not-and they wanted to sell me one-I refused because I brought it in and it worked!!I have a case #71-1365742441 and Manager Savannah and I have been calling with no return calls!!Today 11-19-2014 I spoke to Crystal and she said that they stand with Southern Chevrolet and will not replace it. I believe if I were a big company I would want to satisfy my customers-but I guess this will have to be taken further.Sorry because all I wanted was what they broke. I intend to put an article in our paper telling people not to take the recall to Southern Chevrolet and to go over what your key does because they will break it and say it was broken.My email is [email protected] if someone can resolve this.I work for a Dr. who has taken his Suburban in,numerous times to have the door fixed and he said it works for a few days and he takes it back and they put parts in it -but he still has to roll down the window and open from outside-would appreciate any help on either of these issues!!!!!You may call 318-443-4514.

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