GM to recall 780,000 Chevrolet, Pontiac cars

February 16, 2014 1:55 am

US carmaker General Motors has recalled around 780,000 compact cars in North America because the engines can shut down unexpectedly and cause crashes, the Associated Press has reported. The recall affects Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s from the 2005 through 2007 model years. US safety regulators said the weight of the key ring and rough roads can move the ignition switch out of the run position, cutting the engine and electricity. GM urged owners to remove nonessential items from key rings until the problem is fixed.