In a Detroit News report, General Motors allegedly has around 1 million cars left out of 2.36 million to still fix as part of the ongoing ignition switch recall. It should go without saying at this point that the recall has sent a shockwave through the company; leading to firings, suspensions, congressional panels, fines and more.
General Motors claims in the report that its dealers have repaired 1.36 million ignition switches which is roughly over half of the 2.36 million GM believes are still out on the road and in the hands of consumers. In addition, the revised 2.36 million figure is down from the original estimate of 2.59 million vehicles that was first revealed when the recall was initially started in February and March, as a few hundred thousand cars are believed to have been scrapped at this point.
The initial target of the ignition switch recall were late-model vehicles such as the Chevrolet Cobalt, Saturn ION, Pontiac Solstice and others. Later the recall expanded to other GM cars suspected to have the same defect. Beyond that, GM has recalled millions of other vehicles for a myriad of issues.
For its part, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) did not release a statement regarding GM’s revised recall population figures, but reiterated its prior statement that the organization is aggressively monitoring GM’s recall results, and is meeting with the automaker on a regular basis about outreach efforts and other initiatives related to the recall.