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From Products Liability Law Daily, January 5, 2015

GM tops off 2014 ignition switch difficulties with recall of 83,000 vehicles with sticky ignition locks

By Pamela C. Maloney, J.D.

Rounding out the 2014 vehicle recalls relating to ignition switch problems, General Motors LLC announced the recall of 83,572 model year 2011-2012 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado HD, Silverado LD, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra LD, Sierra HD, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles because the ignition lock actuator may bind, making turning the key difficult or causing the ignition to get stuck in the "Start" position. If stuck in the "Start" position, the ignition may suddenly snap back into the "Accessory" position, causing a loss of engine, steering, and braking power, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. If the vehicle is in a crash, the air bags may not deploy, increasing the risk of occupant injury (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 14V827, December 30, 2014).

Remedy. GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the ignition lock housing, as necessary, free of charge. GM has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Contact information.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Companies: General Motors LLC

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