Vehicle manufacturers with car recalls include Saturn, Chevrolet and Pontiac. Despite existing as separate entities, these car companies fall under the general ownership of General Motors, or GM. Potential problems with the ignition switch appear in several vehicle models of these companies, which are the Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5, Saturn Ion and Saturn Sky, Pontiac Solstice and Chevrolet HHR.
Some discrepancy exists among specific model years that the recalls affect. However, the EPA provides owners with some estimates. Chevrolet Cobalts made between 2005 and 2010 may have the ignition switch problem, as can 2006 to 2011 editions of Chevrolet HHRs. Pontiac G5s produced between 2007 and 2010 may have faulty ignition switches, as can Pontiac Solstices produced between 2006 and 2010.The Saturn Ion, made from 2003 to 2007, may have problems, as can Saturn's Sky dated from 2007 to 2010.
Like many vehicle recalls, GM's ignition switch problems may not affect all vehicles listed. The recall exists because the ignition switch may be defective in these vehicles, and interfere with normal airbag functioning. Owners with these cars should remove additional metal components from their key rings and their key fobs, if applicable, leaving just the vehicle key on the ring. People with these cars should contact GM as soon as possible to have these errors corrected if they exist.