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General Motors announced on Monday that the auto manufacturer is recalling yet another 3.16 million vehicles due to the ignition switch problems.
The model years affected by the latest recall are between 2000 to 2014, but GM says only one model is currently still in production. The recall affects models of Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac, with the Chevy Impala the only model currently in production. The model is sold under the name Impala Limited to rental fleets.
The problem with the ignition is that while the vehicle is running, there is the possibility that the switch could move out of the "run" position. The problem then affects power steering and braking and could result in air bags not deploying should the car be involved in an accident.
The recall affects the 2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse, 2006-2009 Impala, Cadillac 2000 to 2005 Deville, Cadillac DTS 2004 to 2011, 2006 to 2011 Buick Lucerne, 2004 to 2005 Buick Regal LS & GS and 2006 to 2008 Chevy Monte Carlo.
The latest recall follows just a few days after 512,000 Chevy Camaros were recalled for the same problem.
About 13 people have been killed as a result of this issue, which GM said it was quickly responding to, unlike the 10 years it took for the auto company to report the same exact problem with Chevy Cobalts.