RECALL FAQ: Ignition Safety Switch


Which vehicles are affected?

The Ignition Safety Switch recall involves all 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2006-2008 Chevrolet HHR, 2005-2006 Pontiac Solstice, 2007 Pontiac G5, 2003-2007 Saturn Ion and 2007 Saturn Sky models.

What is the recall about?

It has been discovered that under certain driving conditions, the ignition switch of the vehicle may move out of the RUN position which can result in a partial loss of electrical power and possible loss of ignition to the engine. If your key ring is loaded with additional weight from other keys, key-chains or fobs, the risk may increase. While experiencing rough terrain or jolting and jarring of the vehicle, the risk increases more so. If the ignition switch is not in the RUN position, the air bags may not deploy during an accident. Please be sure to remove all excess items from your key ring (including the fob) until the recall repair has been completed.

What is being repaired?

GM will be replacing the ignition switch at no charge. The repair should take less than an hour, but please allow additional time for service scheduling.

What is GM doing about this?

General Motors is working through this issue as quickly as possible and is in the process of sourcing parts to complete the recall repairs. GM expects to have enough parts for the recall as soon as April of this year and will contact affected customers as the parts become available. Affected owners can then have their vehicle repaired at a GM dealership at no charge. They now have a Recall microsite, committed to providing the most up-to-date Ignition Switch Recall information. Click here to be redirected. 

What should you do if you own one of the affected vehicles?

Once GM notifies you that parts are available for the repair of your vehicle, please contact your GM dealership to arrange an appointment for the repair. In the meantime, make sure to remove all access items from your key ring while driving. Received a GM notice for your vehicle? Book your repair here.

To find out if your vehicle is affected, or for more information, please call the OMS service line at 905-436-7441. We are happy to answer any questions you might have.