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Valley GM customers wait on replacement part

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Monday was expected to be the day that General Motors dealerships would have those replacement parts available to repair faulty ignition switches.

Owners of six GM models were supposed to be able to bring their vehicles into area dealerships and have those faulty ignition switches fixed. But, 21 News could not find any dealerships around the Valley that have received the replacement parts on schedule and as expected.

Many expect the parts in the next week or two, if not in the next few months, because of limited availability.

One local source says GM is trying to ramp up production on the part, but is focused on making sure safety is first.

It was back in mid-February when GM began recalling more than

The recall affects 2.6 million cars, including the Chevy Cobalt, the HHR, the Pontiac G5, the Solstice, and the Saturn Ion and Sky.

The faulty ignition switch has allegedly been tied to at least 13 deaths nationwide.

One local source says GM will send another letter to car owners to let them know when the part has arrived at their local dealership, and that will signal the owner to make their appointment for the replacement part.

General Motors has also set-up a web site for customers with questions. You can find that web site by following this link, http://www.gm.com/ignition-switch-recall.html.

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