Recalls: When

In 2014, General Motors recalled a record number of cars. To get just a sense of the magnitude of the recall, visit the “What 2.7 Million Cars Looks Like” page.

Not all of the recalls related to the ignition switch defect. GM initiated three recalls in 2014 before the February 25, 2014 recall of more than 1.6 million cars manufactured with defective ignition switches. All of these cars used the “Delta Platform,” a standardized set of specification across models designed for efficiency and cost savings. These models included:

  • Chevrolet Cobalt (2005-2007)
  • Pontiac G5 (2005-2007)
  • Pontiac Pursuit (2005-2007)
  • Saturn ION (2003-2007)
  • Chevrolet HHR (2006-2007)
  • Pontiac Solstice (2006-2007)
  • Saturn Sky (2007)
  • Open/Vauxhall GT (2007)
  • Daewoo G2X (2007)

On March 28, additional GM added additional vehicles to the ignition switch recall:

  • Chevrolet HHR (2008-2011)
  • Chevrolet Cobalt (2008-2010)
  • Pontiac G5 (2008-2010)
  • Pontiac Solstice (2008-2010)
  • Saturn Sky (2008-2010)
  • Opel GT (2008-2010)
  • Daewoo G2X (2008-2009)

On April 9, 2014, GM issued a recall because of a defect in the ignition cylinder which could allow a key to fall out of the ignition while the vehicle is operating.

  • Saturn Ion (2003-2007)
  • Chevrolet Cobalt (2005-2010)
  • Pontiac Solstice (2006-2010)
  • Pontiac G5 (2007-2010)
  • Saturn Sky (2007-2010)
  • Chevrolet HHR (2006-2011)

Over three million new vehicles were added to the ignition switch recall on June 16, 2014.

  • Buick Lacrosse (2005-2009)
  • Chevrolet Impala (2006-2014)
  • Cadillac Deville (2000-2005)
  • Cadillac DTS (2007-2011)
  • Buick Lucerne (2006-2011)
  • Buick Regal LS and GS (2005)
  • Chevy Monte Carlo (2006-2007)

On June 30, 2014 GM recalled the following vehicles because the key could rotate out of position without the driver’s intention. It is unclear if these vehicles used the same defective part as on the Cobalt and Saturn.

  • Chevrolet Malibu (1997-2005)
  • Oldsmobile Intrique (1998-2002)
  • Oldsmobile Alero (1999-2004)
  • Pontiac Grand Am (1999-2005)
  • Chevrolet Impala (2000-2005)
  • Chevrolet Monte Carlo (2000-2005)
  • Pontiac Grand Prix (2004-2008)

The 2002-2004 Saturn Vue was added to the recall list in August 2014. In September, the 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 and 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice were added to the recalls for defective ignition switches.

General Motors was not alone in issuing extensive recalls in 2014. Thirty percent of recalls arose from faulty airbags produced by Takata airbags. The interactive feature “Was my Car Recalled? Here’s every U.S. Automotive Recall for 2014” illustrates the range of defects affecting every car manufacturer.

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