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GM Recall Repairs Begin, QCA Dealerships Inform Customers

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Repairs start today for millions of vehicles recalled after General Motors made its faulty ignition-switch announcement.  The company says the faulty switch could be linked to 13 deaths.  The car models are the Chevy Cobalt, HHR, Pontiac G-5 and Solstice and the Saturn Ion and Sky.  The first repairs are for cars with model years of 2003 through 2007.  Owners of those cars are encouraged to contact GM if they feel unsafe while driving.

Management at Piehl Automotive Group in Geneseo says the dealership has taken two calls about the recall.  "We do have a few customers on the cobalt recall," Piehl Automotive Group Service Manager Jeremy DeMay.  "We've got two of them now that are set up and in actual rental vehicles because they were feeling unsafe driving their vehicle."  As word of the recall spreads, he expects more calls. His dealership has already called one hundred people who bought the affected cars from them. They plan to contact more.

"We're contacting them, informing them of the recall and advising them what GM has recommended to do at the time," said DeMay. "We have a call center here and a lady who calls all our customer and informs them of the open recall."

According to DeMay, Piehl Automotive Group has not seen a decrease in sales, but on the streets people have mixed reactions to the recall.  

"For so many of them being recalled, I wouldn't want to take a chance. I have a family," said Angela Morton.  

"My daughter has a Cobalt. it is not in the recall yet. They say it could be more, but we love it," said Tammy Dewalsche.

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