GM recall hitting home for Piedmont residents

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- General Motors has announced 29 recalls this year, which includes almost 14 million cars, trucks and SUVs.

Fixing all those vehicles requires a lot of parts, which is why GM says it could be October before it finishes making part kits to fix almost three million cars with faulty ignition switches.

“The way I understand it is when you're driving, everything locks up. The airbag doesn't deploy, your breaks don't work, the engine shuts off, and you're driving pretty much dead in the water,” said Charlie Huggett, a Chevy Cobalt owner in Greensboro.

He says the recall is even more concerning, because it’s something he can’t get fixed.

“For the past month and a half, I've called [the dealership] and they've explained to me, ‘we don't have parts in, call back next week. We don't have the parts in, call back next week,’” said Huggett.

In a statement posted on the General Motors web site, the company says, “Parts production is running seven days a week in multi-shift operations. We are buying new machinery and equipment to make parts quickly. We are working with [our supplier] to get two additional production lines up and running this summer. Our plan is to produce enough repair parts by October to fix the majority of the vehicles impacted by the ignition switch and ignition cylinder recalls.”

Huggett’s dealership has offered to get him a rental car, but he would have to pay the deposit.


  • mark ryals

    the GM dealerships are taking appointments for parts to be ordered- so if you have’nt made an appt yet, your parts are not being ordered. each order is specific to that vehicle. they are ordered by VIN # only.

  • mike

    that happens when you take bailout money. You get screwed over royally. Should have bought Ford. No bailout money

Comments are closed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.