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Old 08-01-2014, 03:10 AM   #18
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2003 L-Series 3.0L Sedan
Default Re: Have You Experienced the Ignition Switch Issue?

Stop and think about the reason for the center hole on the new key in relation to the deaths caused by GM's deteriorating lack of "quality" over sight when a 50-cent piece of metal failed to hold the lock cylinder/ignition switch in whatever detent position it was supposed to be in when a combination of things occurred to allow the ignition switch to rotate and turn off...............

Ridiculously over weighted key rings like lead weights on a fishing line tugs on a key that's slotted in combination with the angle the ignition switch is in, the ON/RUN position. Add the normal road bumps and hard hits sometimes coupled with a 'weak' detent mechanism and a recipe for what already occurred took place; the ignition switch turns off. A slotted key allows leverage against a key without a slot when picturing how weighted keys hang in relation to ignition switch position and whether or not ignition switches are easily turned with jostling weights hanging from a key ring while driving. Some mechanical engineering principles with leverage will make it easier to understand why GM rushed new non slotted keys out as part of their recall service to avoid future litigation.

While too late to replicate now, with a new ignition switch/lock cylinder, anyone can attempt to duplicate the scenario that resulted in ignition switches turning off by simply tugging downwards and a little sideways with the ignition ON.

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