Possibility of Accident Due to Faulty Ignition Switch
Body, Interior & Misc., January 14, 2013
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Our Quick Take:
On certain vehicles it may be possible to remove the key with the vehicle still running and/or the transmission not in Park. This may allow the vehicle to roll away possibly resulting in an accident.
What Should You Do?
GM will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning January 23, 2013. If you experience these symptoms or believe this recall applies to your vehicle, please contact your local Chevrolet dealership. It is helpful to have your (VIN) Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.
Under regular conditions you should not be able to remove your key from the ignition cylinder while your car is on and/or your transmission is not in the Park position. This may occur due to a manufacturing defect in your vehicle's ignition lock cylinder. Removing the key while the vehicle is still running and/or in Park may allow your vehicle to roll away causing an accident. To correct this condition GM will replace the ignition lock cylinder and 2 provide 2 new keys. The GM recall # is 12332.
Mfr's Report Date:
January 14, 2013
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Potential Number of Units Affected:
General Motors (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013 Chevrolet Express vehicles manufactured November 1, 2012, through December 21, 2012; and model year 2013 GMC Savana vehicles, manufactured November 14, 2012, through November 20, 2012. It may be possible to remove the key from the ignition when the vehicle is running or the transmission is not in the Park position. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 114, "Theft Protection."
If the ignition key is removed while the vehicle is still on and/or the vehicle is not in Park, the vehicle may rollaway and the unintended movement of the vehicle may result in a possible crash or injury to pedestrians.
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition lock cylinder and the two associated keys. This service will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 23, 2013. For more information, GMC owners may call 1-866-996-9463 and Chevrolet owners may call 1-800-630-2438.
General Motors' safety recall number is 12332. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to www.safercar.gov.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration