More Ignition Troubles for General Motors Cause a Recall for the Saturn Vue

More Ignition Troubles for General Motors Cause a Recall for the Saturn Vue
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September 5, 2014

General Motors (GM) has issued another recall related to defective ignitions.

The company is recalling certain model year 2002-2004 Saturn Vue vehicles because it may be possible for the key to be removed from the ignition when not in the 'off' position. The recall affects about 202,155 cars.

If the key can be remove without the ignition being set in the 'off' position, it could cause the car to roll away unexpectedly. Automatic transmission vehicles could roll if they are not placed in 'park.' Manual transmissions could also roll if they parking brake isn't engaged and the transmission isn't put into 'reverse.'

Until the switch has been repaired, owners and operators are advised that when leaving the car, they should be sure that the vehicle is in 'park.' In the case of a manual transmission, the vehicle should be in the 'reverse' position and the parking brake should be engaged.

GM will notify owners of the problem, has not yet provided a notification schedule to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Dealers will inspect the vehicle to see if the key can be pulled out when the ignition is off. If it can, dealers will replace the ignition cylinder and keys, free of charge.

Owners may contact Saturn customer service at 1-800-553-6000. GM's number for this recall is 14506.