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UPDATED: 12/11/14 6:56 pm ET adds details

DETROIT General Motors is offering to repair customers’ Chevrolet Cobalts and other older small cars to prevent keys from getting stuck in the ignition, but the company said it isn’t issuing a recall because the problem doesn pose a safety risk.

The 2.2 million small cars subject to repair are the same ones recalled in February and March for a defective ignition switch that has been linked to 38 deaths. They include the Cobalt, Saturn Ion and other small cars, ranging from the 2003 11 model years, excluding versions with manual transmissions.

GM notified dealers on Thursday of a “special coverage adjustment” that offers a free fix to any customer having trouble removing the key from the ignition. GM estimates that the defect exists in 3 to 4 percent of the 2.2 million vehicles, according to the dealer notification.

In cars that experience the problem, the transmission shifter might not properly transmit an electrical signal to allow the ignition key to be turned back from the position to the position, according to the bulletin sent to dealers.

“If this occurs, the ignition key cannot be removed from the ignition cylinder,” the bulletin says. The key can be removed via a manual release plunger on the underside of the steering column, it says, but most drivers likely wouldn’t know to look for the plunger without referring to the owner’s manual.

GM said there are no related crashes or injuries because the problem doesn’t occur while the vehicle is moving. The risk is a dead battery.

“A key left in the accessory position for an extended period of time may result in severe battery drain and a possible no start condition,” the bulletin says.

GM is asking dealers to replace the automatic transmission shifter to fix the defect. and Canadian customers next week notifying them that warranty coverage to fix the defect is good for 15 years from the date of the vehicle’s original sale, which would cover all affected models.

The repair could take up to 3 hours or more, depending on the model,
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and GM is encouraging dealers to provide courtesy vehicles or transportation to customers affected.

A GM spokesman confirmed the content of the letter sent to dealers but could not discuss the expected cost of the repairs.

Because the trouble is in the shifter, the problem can occur even on cars that have had the ignition switch and ignition lock cylinder replaced under two recalls this year, a GM spokesman said.

As of Monday, GM had replaced ignition switches on 1.4 million of the 2.2 million recalled cars. The switch can inadvertently slip out of the position, which cuts power to the steering, brakes and airbags.

Those cars also have had their ignition lock cylinder replaced under a separate recall to fix the problem of keys that could be removed from the ignition while the engine was still running.

GM recently discovered the key sticking problem through about 40 reports submitted by customers to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the company said.

The flaw underscores how problematic the ignition system on those models has been. The flimsy ignition switch was once dubbed the “switch from hell” by its designer, former GM engineer Ray DeGiorgio, who was fired in June along with 14 other employees following a GM investigation into the defect.

The models with the key sticking problem include: 2005 10 Cobalt, 2006 11 Chevy HHR, 2006 10 Pontiac Solstice, 2007 10 Pontiac G5, 2005 06 Pontiac G4/Pursuit, 2007 10 Saturn Sky and 2003 07 Saturn Ion.

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The Sarnia Jr Lady Sting Bantam C team won four straight games to bring home the Championship at the Pink on the Rink tournament in South Huron this past weekend.

In the first game on Friday, Sarnia beat the host team South Huron 6 to 0. The line of Taylor MacLean, Adrienne Kuntz and Savanna MacLeod racked up a total of 11 points between them. Adrienne with one goal and three assits, Taylor with two goals and an assist, and Savanna with two goals and two assists. Tarin Passingham scored the other goal for Sarnia with Skylar Fenwick assisting and Aiva Letang picking up her second assist of the game.

In their second game on Friday afternoon, Sarnia beat Walkerton 4 to 0. Lili Gagne scored a nice goal to get the Sting started with 59 seconds left on the clock in the first period, assisted by Aiva Letang. Taylor Maclean was outstanding again having two goals and two assists and Savanna MacLeod also scored again, assisted by Adrienne Kuntz.

The semi final game against Lucan on Saturday was a nail biter. There was no score until 3:36 left in the third period when Savanna MacLeod scored with a good hard shot that snuck by the goalie. She was once again set up with a nice pass from Taylor MacLean. Kylie Shaw had her third shutout of the tournament as Sarnia held on to win 1 to 0.

In the final on Sunday Sarnia faced Ilderton. The first goal was scored unassisted on a hard drive to the n_e_t by April Martin at 3:10 of the second period. Just a minute thirteen later, at 1:57 of the second Savanna MacLeod scored her fifth goal of the tournament and what turned out to be her third game winning goal. She was assisted by Aiva Letang with her fourth assist of the tournament. Ilderton made it tight by scoring in the third period, the only goal scored on Kylie Shaw all weekend, but Sarnia was able to hold them off and win the championship.

The coaches and parents were very happy for the girls as all four games were a complete team effort, with good defensive and aggressive play, the girls earned the championship.

Front Row (sitting)

Gracie Glover, Skylar Fenwick, April Martin,
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Second Row (standing)

John MacLeod, Taylor MacLean, Tom Foster, Lili Gagne, Savanna MacLeod, Jeff Paetz, Tarin Passingham, Aimee Paetz, McKenna Larsen, Aiva Letang, Adrienne Kuntz, Tessie Lambert, Megan Norcross, Krystie Letang, Kylie Shaw
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