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GM: Recall repair letters going out this week

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DETROIT, Mich - Owners of the 2.6-million General Motors vehicles being recalled for a faulty ignition switch should be hearing soon from the automaker.

An email sent Tuesday to 21 News by GM Electrification Technology Communications Manager, Kevin Kelly says "We plan to send letters this week informing affected customers that parts are arriving at dealerships and to schedule a service appointment with their dealer.  Repairs are likely to begin to follow soon after the customer letter mailing. "
 
Valley GM dealers have been telling customers contacting them about setting up appointments to repair the cars that they are still waiting for the replacement ignition switches to arrive.

Some dealers had expected to begin receiving the parts on Monday, April 7.

The company says the defect is linked to 13 deaths and dozens of accidents, and is advising owners to remove the ignition key from the key chain to prevent the engine from shutting off, which could cause airbags and power steering to become inoperable.

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