GM investigators determined that the shift lever in some of GM’s newest trucks can bump the ignition key and cause the engine to shut off. GM said the issue is not a safety defect because the driver’s foot is on the brake while shifting gears. Instead of issuing a recall, GM has advised dealers to replace keys for customers who complain about the problem. Affected vehicles include:
- 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado
- 2014-15 GMC Sierra 1500
- 2015 Chevy Suburban
- 2015 Tahoe
- 2015 GMC Yukon
- 2015 Yukon XL
Trucks with keyless start buttons are not included.
GM has already made a change to keys for newly manufactured trucks. Customers who report the problem to a dealer can receive redesigned replacement keys to fix the problem.
This isn’t the first time, GM has had ignition switch issues. Earlier this year, GM recalled 2.6 million cars because of switches that could slip out of the run position and led to 36 deaths.
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