Nope, but it'll happen...
Looks like we are all in the same boat now...I know it have been said 16 times now TS
I just wanted to update the post...
Q: Which vehicles are involved?
A: All 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5, 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR, 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada), 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and 2007 Saturn Sky vehicles are involved in the recall. On March 28, 2014, the recall was expanded to include the following vehicles - 2008 – 2010 Pontiac Solstice and G5; 2008-2010 Saturn Sky; 2008-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt; 2008-2011 Chevrolet HHR.
Q: Why are these vehicles being recalled?
A: There is a risk, under certain conditions, that your ignition switch may move out of the “run” position, resulting in a partial loss of electrical power and turning off the engine. This risk increases if your key ring is carrying added weight (such as more keys or the key fob) or your vehicle experiences rough road conditions or other jarring or impact related events. If the ignition switch is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury or fatality.
Until the recall repairs have been performed, it is very important that you remove all items from your key ring, leaving only the vehicle key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from your key ring.
Q: Where will the notification letters be sent?
A: The current owner information from your state vehicle registration will be used to mail out customer communication for the recall.
Q: What will GM do?
A: We are working as quickly as possible to obtain parts, and expect to have parts beginning in April of this year. We will contact affected customers as soon as parts are available so that they can schedule an appointment with their dealer to have their vehicle repaired. This service will be performed at no charge.
Because of scheduling requirements, it is likely that dealers will need to keep affected vehicles longer than the actual service correction time of approximately 30 minutes.
Q: What should you do if you have an affected vehicle?
A: When GM notifies you that parts are available, you should contact your GM dealer to arrange a service appointment. It is very important that you remove all items from your key ring, leaving only the vehicle key. The key fob (if applicable) should also be removed from your key ring.
Q: What if you are an affected customer who already paid for this repair?
A: When GM notifies you that parts are available, GM will also provide instructions for you to request reimbursement if you paid for repairs for the recall condition previously.
Q: Are the recalled vehicles safe to drive?
A: The simple answer to that question is yes. The GM engineers have done extensive analysis to make sure if you use only the ignition key with no additional items on the key ring, that the vehicle is safe to drive.
Q: If you own a Saturn/Pontiac that is affected by the recall, where should you take your car to have the recall repairs performed?
A: Any Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac dealer can perform the repairs.
Q: Why weren’t all of the vehicles (2008-2011) included initially when the ignition switch was recalled?
A: Some of these vehicles may have been repaired with faulty switches sold to dealers and aftermarket wholesalers. This expansion of the recall is out of an abundance of caution and to make sure that all makes and models that may have the faulty ignition switch get the correct part. It is important for customer confidence and peace of mind.
PARTS AVAILABILITY & REPAIR TIMING
Q: When can affected customers reasonably expect to be able to get their car fixed?
A: We expect the first parts to be available beginning in April, with parts availability improving as time goes on. We will be working with customers on an individual, case-by-case basis to minimize inconvenience associated with the recall. We also are working diligently with our suppliers to develop and validate replacement parts and to have increased production in place to meet demand.
GM will be mailing customers a letter the week of March 10 informing them of the recall and reminding them to use only the ignition key (no key fob or other material) until the recall repair is completed. Customers will also get a second letter informing them when they can contact dealers for repair appointments.
Q: What exactly is the repair? How long will it take?
A: The ignition switch will be replaced. Because of service scheduling requirements, it is likely that dealers will need to keep vehicles longer than the actual service correction time, which is approximately 30 minutes.
Q: Once the repair is completed, can customers put a heavy key ring back on?
A: We recommend that customers only utilize the key, key ring and key fob (if equipped) that came with the vehicle.