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Chevy Tells NHTSA It Knew of Cobalt Ignition Switch Problem in 2004 on Recall

General Motors officials told the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) they knew of a Chevrolet Cobalt ignition switch problem in 2004, which could shut off the engine leading to the possibility of a crash, but closed the investigation into the situation “after consideration of the lead time required, cost and effectiveness of each of these solutions [suggested by its team].” The company has issued a recall for the Chevy Cobalt and Pontiac G5 over the ignition switch issue, which has been linked six crashes, “that resulted in eight fatalities,” according to the automaker.

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