General Motors recalling 3.4 million additional cars in the US for ignition switch problems

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling 3.4 million additional cars in the US for ignition switch problems.

The cars are all 2000 to 2014 model years. Officials say the ignition switch may inadvertently move out of the run position if the key is carrying extra weight and the car hits some bumpy terrain. 

Only one model included in the U.S. recall is still in production--the Chevrolet Impala.

The cars being recalled are as follows: 

Buick Lacrosse                          MY 2005-2009                 
Chevrolet Impala                       MY 2006-2014          
Cadillac Deville                         MY 2000–2005
Cadillac DTS                              MY 2004–2011
Buick Lucerne                           MY 2006–2011
Buick Regal LS & GS                MY 2004–2005
Chevy Monte Carlo                   MY 2006–2008

General Motors will rework or replace the keys on these vehicles. They plan to begin adding key inserts or replacing the whole key at GM dealerships within the next few weeks. 

GM has additionally announced U.S. recalls for 165,770 vehicles. This is directly from their official release:

• 68,887 model year 2013-14 Cadillac ATS and 21,863 model year 2014 Cadillac CTS sedans. In certain vehicles with automatic transmissions, the shift cable may not be fully secured to the shifter bracket or transmission bracket. If the shift cable comes out of the brackets, the driver may not be able to shift the transmission in or out of gear. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this condition.

• 57,192 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 HD and 2015 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 GMC Sierra HD to inspect for proper attachment of power steering hose clamps to the power steering pump. If the vehicle is driven with the clamp unattached, the hose may disconnect from the pump or gear, causing a rapid loss of power steering fluid. This will result in loss of power steering assist and Hydro Boost powered brakes without warning. The vehicle would revert to manual brakes and manual steering. GM knows of no crashes or injuries from the condition. Dealers are to inspect power steering hose clamps in two locations to ensure they are properly attached.

• 16,932 model year 2011 Cadillac CTS sedans with AWD. On some vehicles, a gasket leak where the constant velocity joint meets the rear propeller shaft may cause the rear propeller shaft to separate or become loose, making contact with the vehicle floor above and causing the rollover sensor to deploy the roof rail air bags. GM is aware of 15 unintended deployments, but injury data is unclear.

• 712 model year 2014 Chevrolet Corvettes with optional Competition Sport Seats, because an unbelted child and door trim may block the passenger seat side air bag vent in a deployment. Dealers will replace the current air bag with a redesigned version. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this condition, but advises customers to not allow small children in the front seat until the vehicle is serviced.

• 184 model year 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups with vinyl floors and accessory all-weather floor mats purchased new with the vehicle. The mats can slip under the driver’s feet because the vinyl floors have no attachments to secure them in place. Customers are advised take the floor mats to their dealer for a full refund. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the mats.

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