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Re: you had one
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Posted by Justin VanAbrahams [Email] (#32) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Justin VanAbrahams) on Wed, 20 May 2015 14:14:37 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: you had one "incident" in your 9-5 (which nobody else, Muffin top, Wed, 20 May 2015 12:47:31
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Again, recheck your facts. The GM issue was not cars shutting down from the key being touched in a particular way. The GM issue - which affected numerous cars from 1997 onwards - was the detent which held the key in the Run position being insufficient, and keys physically switching the car to Off. It had nothing to do with a wiggle or touch - it was an actual change in position of the key.

What you are describing is more like the problem that affects some Audis as they get older - the circuitry that recognizes the key position fails and the car suddenly turns off, *as if* the key had been moved.

The GM recall affects only specific cars with a specific keyswitch, not all GM cars - the detent flaw is only present in a specific design. A design not shared with Saabs, a design not shared with their trucks, a design not shared with Corvettes.

Again, you are drawing a parallel where literally none exists. No one is disputing your car unexpectedly shut down on you, what's in dispute is an allegation that a component that shares no design with another component would somehow be subject to the same type of failure. It can't.

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