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post #1 of 207 Old 06-13-2014, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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GM to recall ALL 5th Gen Camaros

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GM recalls 511,528 Chevy Camaro because key bump can cause power loss

General Motors said on Friday it will recall 511,528 Chevrolet Camaro cars, mainly in North America, because a driver's knee can bump the key fob and turn it out of the "run" position, causing a loss of power.

GM said it is aware of three crashes causing four "minor" injuries believed related to this issue.

"The Camaro ignition system meets all GM engineering specifications and is unrelated to the ignition system used in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars included in the ignition switch recall," GM said in a statement.


GM earlier this year recalled 2.6 million small cars because of an ignition switch failure, linked to at least 13 deaths.


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Absolutely Crazy!! I must admit, I never thought I'd see a day where GM recalled every single Camaro. I hope and pray that none of ya'll experience this failure.
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I sit low enough that my knee is nowhere near the key when im driving. I wont be taking my car in, I'm not giving up my switchblade key\fob for a separate key and fob. Ill let the next person who owns the car worry about it, which will be no one ever!

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I sit low enough that my knee is nowhere near the key when im driving. I wont be taking my car in, I'm not giving up my switchblade key\fob for a separate key and fob. Ill let the next person who owns the car worry about it, which will be no one ever!
I personally think thats ridiculous. Im not taking mine in either. The US govt. must really be up GM's and causing them to run scared.

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How far to the front do you have to sit to actually bump the key while it is in the ignition? Because I'm 6'2 and I'm nowhere near that thing

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Haven't posted in a while, but since I'm here... I had that happen once about 3 years ago and the engine cut off, but no biggee, I just turned the ignition and started it back up before it came to a stop. I suppose someone could've rear ended me as I was on a highway at the time. That said I don't think it's worth bringing the car in; my current dealer is already overbooked with customers from a nearby dealership that was closed last year.

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GM said it is aware of three crashes causing four minor injuries linked to the issue in Camaro, a sporty two-door car.
I guess the fix will be one of those ignition switches with a button you have to press to release the key? Up until now it seemed like the Camaro and the Corvette were the only GM cars that hadn't had a recall.

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Seems like it takes alot to turn it with a knee from this video.


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I personally think thats ridiculous. Im not taking mine in either. The US govt. must really be up GM's and causing them to run scared.
No way I'm taking mine in to swap out the switchblade key for some lame separate key with a separate fob. I hope in the future when I take it in I don't have to remind the dealership every time not to do the recall. That would suck.


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No way, I'm keeping mine original.....never been a problem but I guess it could. I like the one it came with.


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