Another week, another massive GM recall, this time the bailed out company, which clearly is unable to build cars on the "first" attempt, announcing moments ago that it is recalling all current generation Chevvy Camaros "because a driver’s knee can bump the key FOB and cause the key to inadvertently move out of the “run” position, with a corresponding reduction or loss of power." Supposedly, the issue, which may primarily affect drivers sitting close to the steering column (as opposed to?), was discovered by GM during internal testing following the ignition switch recall earlier this year.
Some truly divine comedy from GM:
“Discovering and acting on this issue quickly is an example of the new norm for product safety at GM,” said Jeff Boyer, vice president of GM Global Safety.
One wonders how many wrongful death lawsuits are piling into the GM inbox as a result of GM "acting quickly" on what are now over 16 million recalls in 2014 alone! According to the release, GM is aware of three crashes that resulted in four minor injuries that it believes may be attributed to this condition. Is death considered a minor injury by the product safety team at GM one wonders?
Separately, GM also announced two safety recalls and one non-compliance recall involving a total of 65,121 cars in the U.S. all three of which were reported to the NHTSA on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Including Canada, Mexico and exports, the total recall population is 69,839.
Here is the full and updated list of cars recalled by GM in 2014 alone:
And here is what happens to GM when month after month it confirms it has flunked the Derek Zoolander school for bailed out companies who can't build cars good: GM has now recalled 70% more cares than it sold in all of 2013, and has recalled 83% more cars in the first 6 months of 2014 than it did in the entire 2008-2013 period!
At least all those votes Obama bought when he bailed out GM were certainly put to good use... just not for building quality cars.