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Rick Sallinger

General Motors announced it is recalling another 3.2 million vehicles because of ignition switch problems.

GM says the switches can unexpectedly slip out of the “run” position if the cars are jarred, such as by going over railroad tracks or a pothole. That can shut off the engine and disable power steering and air bags.
The company has already recalled 2.6 million older small cars for a similar problem. Many recalled cars have yet to be fixed but still for sale on dealer lots in the Denver area.

CBS4 Investigator Rick Sallinger visited used car lots and found no shortage of those under recall for sale. There is nothing illegal about it but it raises concern about those who might end up driving them.


“When there’s been a problem clearly identified that is linked to injuries and fatalities, they need to get those cars off the road immediately, and it doesn’t look like that’s happening fast enough,” Danny Katz with the Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG) said.


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