GM is recalling approximately 10,700 model-year 2010-15 Chevrolet Camaro coupes and convertibles which may have faulty ignition keys. General Motors originally recalled the faulty key in June 2014 because a driver could knock it with their knee and inadvertently change the position of the key which could unexpectedly shut off the car’s engine and disable the brakes, power steering, and airbags, increasing the risk of a crash. Chevrolet changed the recalled flip key design with a traditional flat blade key as part of the June 2014 recall. However, until recently Chevrolet continued to sell the flip key as a replacement key to Camaro owners.
GM did not immediately provide an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect and replace the flip key with the flat blade key, as necessary.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.