Hoosiers keep driving, waiting for new parts on recalled GM vehicles

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INDIANAPOLIS – Several Hoosiers still waiting for parts for their recalled GM vehicles are expressing concerns as the auto maker announced, Monday, it would recall another 8.5 million vehicles.

Eric Borchardt of south-east Indianapolis is one of those frustrated Americans. He has a 2006 Chevy HHR with a faulty ignition switch. He said ever since he bought the vehicle, it would shut off “randomly” until he realized the key was loosening out of the ignition.

“We noticed when we went over bumps, the car would shut off,” he told Fox 59.

Like so many, Borchardt took the vehicle to a local GM dealership and was told he’d have to wait for a new part.

‘They said it would be about six to eight weeks before we could get the part,” he recalled. “Even though GM has recalled the vehicles and we’re on our waiting list to get the parts, we still have to go to work every day.”

He and his wife also have to take his four-year old daughter Ava to daycare and that’s been nerve-wracking for the couple.

“We have to figure out what’s gonna be the least dangerous for her and kinda keep our fingers crossed,” he said. “I don’t care why, I don’t care how it happened. I just want to be able to depend on my car and not worry about what could happen.”

The Borchardt family tried to get a replacement vehicle from a local dealership about a month ago, but haven’t heard back since.