GM Sets Recall Parts Plan in Overdrive
Seven-day operation expects to have all parts needed made by October
OSHAWA – With parts production running seven days a week on multiple shifts, General Motors plans to produce enough repair parts by October to have the ability to repair the majority of the vehicles impacted by the ignition switch and ignition cylinder recalls.
“Given that the ignition switch was in very limited production for several years, GM’s supplier, Delphi, increased production, pulled machinery out of storage, and found new suppliers for some of the part components,” wrote Jeff Boyer, vice president of GM Global Safety, today on GM FastLane. “We are buying new machinery and equipment to make parts quickly.”
GM and Delphi are working to get two additional production lines up and running this summer.
The cars covered are model years:
2003-2007 Saturn Ion
2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
2007-2010 Pontiac G5
2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice
2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit
2007-2009 Saturn Sky
2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their dealer or go to www.GMIgnitionUpdate.ca to initiate the parts request.
For more thoughts from Boyer on the parts production process, go to GM FastLane.
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