GM recalls Camaros over ignition switch issue

BY Margaret Myers  June 13, 2014 at 1:06 PM EST
General Motors recalls nearly 512,000 Camaros over ignition switch issues. Photo by Flickr user Brett Levin

General Motors recalls nearly 512,000 Camaros over ignition switch issues. Photo by Flickr user Brett Levin

The recent list of recalls that has plagued General Motors got bigger on Friday when the automaker announced yet another ignition switch problem. This time on its iconic muscle car the Camaro.

GM said it will recall 511,528 Chevrolet Camaros from the 2010 to 2014 model years to correct an issue in which a driver’s knee can bump the switch, knocking it to the off position and causing the engine to fail.

A spokesman said that the company is aware of three crashes and four minor injuries from the problem.

GM safety spokesman Alan Adler told Reuters that the latest recall is not related to the one involving older-model Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion cars.

So far this year, GM has recalled nearly 14 million vehicles, the most ever in a single year. The slew of recalls was prompted by revelation of an ignition switch defect that the company had known about for a decade; the defect was linked to 13 deaths.

Last month, the government fined GM $35 million for concealing the ignition switch problem.