INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – GM has recalled more than 2.6 million cars in connection with faulty ignition switches. At least 13 deaths could be linked to the problem switches.
Hoosier Jill Lyman drives a recalled 2005 Chevy Cobalt, that she says starts even when the key is not in the ignition.
Lyman bought the car six months ago, and now only drives it when she has no other option.
“It kind of terrifies me. I don’t want to die. It’s frustrating and irritating that they’ve known about it for so long and are just now coming out with it,” said Lyman.
Lyman is waiting on a loaner car, but said in the meantime Chevy told her to take everything off her keychain while it’s in the ignition, so only one, single key is in the car.
Lyman hopes others will take the recall seriously.
“For anybody else, who has a recalled car, if your car is acting funny, if there’s any way you can just not drive it–use someone else’s car, have someone else take you somewhere–do that, so you’re not putting yourself in danger at all,” said Lyman.
To find out if your car is under recall, go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, here.