Just last week, we reported on an effort by General Motors to entice recall-affected car owners to schedule appointments at their local dealers and have the faulty ignition switch replaced. To lure the remaining 900,000 or so owners into service centers, General Motors offered a $25 gift card to one of seven businesses to each owner who has the switch serviced.
Now, the Detroit Free Press is reporting that General Motors has extended the offer deadline from December 1st to January 1st. This was reportedly in response to nationwide dealer concerns that the faster-approaching deadline would cause too massive a pile-up of GM product owners at dealer service centers.
If preventing a potential loss of power on the freeway possibly causing a cataclysmic chain of events leading to the deaths of you and any other precious human cargo wasn’t reason enough, there you go. Gift card.
As previously stated, the deadline to receive said gift card is January 1st of the new year. Simply take your affected General Motors vehicle in for ignition switch replacement, and then inform GM regarding which business you would like a gift card to: Amazon, AMC, Applebee’s, Bass Pro Shops, Red Robin, Starbucks, or Wal-Mart.