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GM contact numbers, Dodge Charger and Graco child safety seats

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DETROIT — Contact numbers have been released for the owners of General Motors vehicles included in its massive recall of small vehicles over faulty ignition switches.

Included in the recall are 2005-07 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 models; 2003-07 Saturn Ions; and 2006-07 Chevrolet HHR SUVs and Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky sports cars.

GM is offering free loaner cars to owners and will giave a $500 cash allowance to those who want to buy or lease a new GM vehicle.

Owners may contact Chevy at (800) 222-1020, Pontiac at (800) 762-2737, Saturn at (800) 553-6000 or the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration at (888) 327-4236 or www.safercar.gov.

Dodge Charger

DETROIT — Chrysler is recalling Dodge Charger sedans because a connector can overheat and knock out low-beam headlights.

The recall affects 2011-12 Chargers equipped with halogen head lamps. Dealers will inspect and replace for free the wiring, bulbs and assemblies if necessary.

Customers with concerns can call Chrysler at (800) 853-1403.

Graco child seats

DETROIT — Graco Children’s Products has added more than 403,000 child seats to last month’s recall of 3.8 million to replace faulty harness buckles.

Buckles can get gummed up by food and drinks, making it difficult to remove kids. Parents have had to cut harnesses to get their children out. The problem increases the risk of injuries in emergencies.

Graco said in a letter to the agency that it found additional toddler and harnessed booster seats that should be recalled.

The seats added to the recall are 2006-14 Argos 70 Elite, Ready Ride, Step 2, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, My Size 70, Head Wise 70 with Safety Surround, Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Plus, and Smart Seat with Safety Surrounds.


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