GM to offer loaner cars, cash to small-car owners

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
General Motors is offering free loaner cars to owners of compacts that are being recalled for a deadly ignition switch defect.

General Motors

General Motors is offering free loaner cars to owners of compacts that are being recalled for a deadly ignition switch defect.

The company also will offer a $500 cash allowance to owners who want to buy or lease a new GM vehicle.

GM made the disclosures in documents posted Wednesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The loaners will be available until parts arrive to fix the switches. The cash offer runs through April 30.

GM says it isn't offering to buy the cars back. But the cash offer will be made to people who don't feel safe driving their cars.

GM is recalling 1.6 million older small cars because faulty ignitions can shut off engines unexpectedly. GM says 13 people have died in crashes linked to the problem.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 249855401 - wndu.com/a?a=249855401
Gray Television, Inc.