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Bay area drivers can expect fix for GM recall in April

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Bay area drivers affected by an ignition switch recall from General Motors can anticipate having those repairs made in April, according to managers at service departments of local Chevrolet dealerships.

Bob Manry, the service center manager at Daniels Chevrolet in Tampa, says that customers can expect getting notices in April if their vehicle is affected by the recall.

GM added more than a half million vehicles to a recall on Wednesday according to the Associated Press. The recall was put out to fix ignition switches that can shut off engines and cause crashes.

Manry said GM officials are telling dealers the vehicles are safe to drive, and that drivers can help alleviate the problem by removing non-essential items from their key rings.

A press release from GM says they have added the 2003-2007 Saturn Ions, 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHRs, 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstices and 2007 Saturn Skys to the recall.

The 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalts, Pontiac G5 and Pontiac Pursuits sold in Canada only were recalled on Feb. 13. Wednesday's additions bring the total of cars involved in this recall to 1,367,146

A press release from GM says a heavy key ring, or the vehicle going off-road, may cause a jarring event and inadvertently move the ignition switch out of the "run" position.

Officials from GM say the problem may have led to the front airbags not deploying in 31 crashes, resulting in 13 deaths.

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