GM Changed Ignition Part Without Telling Drivers, Regulators -NBC

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GM Changed Ignition Part Without Telling Drivers, Regulators -NBC

By Gabe Gutierrez, Rich Gardella, Kevin Monahan and Talesha Reynolds

According to the Meltons, experts contacted by attorney Lance Cooper examined the “black box” from the accident and found that the key had slipped from the “on” to the “accessory” position three seconds before the accident, shutting off her power steering and power brakes. Brooke’s car had then hydroplaned on the wet highway and been struck by another car.

Last month, GM recalled the model that Brooke bought, along with other Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Saturns from model years 2003 to 2007. The car company now says the cars are prone to shutting off when the ignition is jostled.

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