Delphi Corp. CEO Rodney O’Neal told a senate subcommittee that the supplier has produced 1 million replacement ignition switch repair kits for the 2.6 million vehicles recalled by General Motors.
He testified that Delphi has three production lines currently manufacturing the kits and added the company will produce 2 million by the end of August.
GM’s senior leaders have maintained for months now that the company expects to meet the October deadline for repairing the more than 2.5 million vehicles it recalled due to a faulty ignition switch.
The company reported recently it has replaced the ignitions in 491,000 cars so far. In the meantime, drivers have been instructed to use only the key in the ignition.
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Testing conducted by the company and corroborated by the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration shows the keys will not slip out of run mode as long as there is nothing attached to them.
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Additionally, the automaker is also providing rental cars for owners who want them.
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GM is picking up the tab for 26,000 rentals for car owners who parked their recalled cars on their dealers’ lots while they wait for the repair.