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(WLNS) - The GM recall has gotten national attention for the death of a 13 people.

The cars recalled have dangerous issues with the ignition turning off while driving.

Federal officials are looking into whether or not GM's been aware of this problem for years.

But for now, 6 News went to a local Chevrolet dealership to see how they're handling the recall.

The service manager says GM is doing the responsible thing by recalling all these cars.

"That's great for General Motors to stand up and say - we are going to take care of our customers," said Matt Cozik, Graff Chevrolet Service Manager.

Even more, GM is paying for drivers of the recalled cars to get loaners if they want. But Cozik says it's up to drivers, these cars can still be on the road.

"It's not just going to turn off while driving, there has to be an event that caused it to turn off."

Such as a large bump in the road, but drivers can also help prevent the ignition from turning off mid-cruise.

"By removing all the accessory keys off from the key ring and just utilizing the ignition key itself."

Cozik says they have one car waiting in the lot, but he expects more people to show up at the Hertz on site soon. And when the new ignition parts come in all the cars will be in here for service.

"It's like any recall, that comes out."

"Cozik says anyone who feels uncomfortable can bring their car in for a loaner until the new parts come in.

Cars recalled include:

  • Chevy Cobalt
  • Chevy HHR
  • Pontiac G5
  • Pontiac Solstice
  • Saturn Sky
  • Saturn Ion

GM officials say they should have the new parts by the second week of April.

By Sari Soffer, 6 News Intern

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