For the owners of 189,000 General Motors SUVs, the days of parking them outside the garage for fear that they could catch fire will soon come to an end.
Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Motors.
At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
The new GMC Canyons and Chevy Colorados now are rolling of the assembly line at the Wentzville plant and into dealership showrooms across the St. Louis region.
Ken Sadowski, Chevrolet Zone Manager in Wentzville joined Greg Damon to talk about the new Chevrolet Colorado.
The death toll from crashes involving GM small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21.
Vehicles could leak, posing a fire risk. No fires or injuries have been reported.
Plant manager Nancy Laubenthal says the Wentzville facility will be building the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks, and the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savanna.
Now, the new car can tattle on any valet who doesn’t take a slow, direct route to a parking space.
The probe was opened over an April 2011 car crash that severely injured an elderly man when the passenger air bags didn’t deploy.