Yes they did. GM announced early on via letters to Cobalt owners that they needed to shed keys from their key ring. This was from the "old GM". I suspect what we're seeing here is a slate of class action lawyers who are trying to get some of GM's profits moved to them in the way of legal fees. A couple of weeks ago another law firm sued GM claiming that the CTD doesn't meet EPA standards, despite the EPA actually testing the car on the road.Didn't most of these people use heavily loaded key rings causing the issue in the first place? No personal responsibility, I certainly know every day i get in my car If I die due to a fault of my car I'm still at least partially respectable for the numerous factors that played into the accident. GM already agreed to pay 900 million in settlement, what more do you want?
I, too, switched to a separable key chain to avoid the knee. My ignition key has the ring, a small key for my Thule roof rack, and the connector on the ring. I keep the roof rack key on the ignition ring because I don't want any chance of the engine being started while I work on the roof rack.None of our key rings have anything else other than the fob and the key on them anymore - less to do with this and moreso because I was sick of the keys banging against the column, dash or my knee while driving.
That hadn't occurred to me but you're correct.It's also a safeguard - you can't forget your roof rack key without forgetting the vehicle key.