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GM revamps parts-ordering for Chevy Cobalt recall
Affected vehicles will now get priority in the company's replacement part system
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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GM has invested millions in its Lordstown plant since the introduction of the Cobalt's replacement, the Chevy Cruze, which has been a best-selling compact since its introduction in 2009.
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General Motors is trying to expedite delivery of ignition parts linked to a massive recall earlier this month. About 2.6 million small cars made from 2003 to 2011 could have the key removed or jostled while driving, which can lead to a crash and deactivate the airbags. General Motors spokesman Kevin Kelly says there is no timetable yet for the fixes. 
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“Nationally, repairs are underway and we expect to complete more vehicles daily. I don't have any specific numbers related to Ohio, but I can tell you that repairs are underway.”

Two of the vehicles targeted by the recall are the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G-5, which were produced in Lordstown before the plant converted to making the Chevy Cruze. Other models include the Saturn Ion, Chevy HHR and the Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky roadsters. Any GM dealer – including Buick, GMC and Cadillac – can perform the repairs, which take about an hour.
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