General Motors said Friday it will replace the ignition switch in all model years of its Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Pontiac G5, Solstice, and Saturn Ion and Sky vehicles in the United States because faulty switches may have been used to repair the vehicles.
The parts are involved in the company’s recently announced ignition switch recall, which originally extended through the 2007 model year. About 95,000 faulty switches were sold to dealers and other companies. Of those, about 90,000 were used to repair older vehicles that were repaired before they were recalled in February.
General Motors said it’s not feasible to track down all the parts, so the company is recalling 824,000 more vehicles in the United States to make sure that every car has a current ignition switch.