Apr 02, 2014 6:12 PM GMT
We read about and see on TV that people have died in crashes caused by ignition switch failures on GM cars. Am I unreasonable to think that any competent driver could deal with that failure without crashing?
mindgarden saidMaybe. It depends on what systems shut down along with the ignition circuit. E.g. brakes, steering... as I understand it, the key issue (no pun intended) is that the airbag system shuts off. These small cars rely on airbags, rather than structural integrity, to protect passengers in the event of a crash.
But I dunno... I have never owned a vehicle with airbags.