GM said it told U.S. safety regulators it will replace lock cylinders on
the 2.2 million cars recalled in the United States for ignition switch
Last May, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an
investigation into F-150 pickups from model years 2011 to 2013, which
accounted for about 360,000 vehicles made by Ford Motor Co. Each of the
pickup trucks has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine.
The automaker said it is aware of several hundred complaints of keys
coming out of ignitions while the engine is running.
NHTSA received 525 complaints and Ford informed NHTSA of 3,731 more that
the company received. Nearly 19,000 warranty claims may have involved
the issue. No injuries, or crashes were reported to Ford or NHTSA.
GM will also replace the lock cylinders in six ignition switch recalled
models outside the United States, which total about 400,000.