Category Archives: Recalls

Is your car on the list for the massive Takata airbag recall? | Libertyville, IL

Important safety notice for Auto Lab customers Please do not delay taking your vehicle in for this recall! The recalls are widespread and there are a limited number of replacement parts. Q: Why are vehicles with airbags made by Takata being recalled? A: To date, 7.8 million cars are being recalled because their airbags could explode with too much force when they inflate. In the faulty airbags, the metal airbag inflater can burn more aggressively than it should, causing the inflater to burst and sending pieces of metal flying through the airbag fabric. This could potentially maim or kill the … Continue reading

GM more than doubles size of ignition switch recall

GM recall

General Motors is increasing the number and brands of cars included in a recall that was announced last week. The recall now affects 1.6 million vehicles built between 2003 and 2007. In addition to 778,000 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s, GM also is recalling 592,000 Saturn Ions, Chevrolet HHRs, Pontiac Solstices and Saturn Skys in the United States, plus 253,519 more in Canada and Mexico. A faulty ignition switch is the reason for the recall. The company says the weight of heavy key rings combined with bumpy roads can move the ignition to the off position, which shuts off the engine without … Continue reading

GM recalls 778,000 Chevy Cobalts, Pontiac G5s

GM recall

General Motors is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, and 2007 Pontiac G5 vehicles because of a faulty ignition switch. The company says the weight of heavy key rings combined with bumpy roads can move the ignition to the off position, which shuts off the engine without warning. If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. In addition, power steering assist and power-assisted brakes also are inoperable. The recall covers 778,000 cars in the United States, Mexico and Canada. … Continue reading