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Woman continues driving recalled car while awaiting parts

A Toney woman received recall notices affecting two parts of her Pontiac. (Source: WAFF) A Toney woman received recall notices affecting two parts of her Pontiac. (Source: WAFF)
TONEY, AL (WAFF) -

A Madison County woman holds her breath every time she cranks her car. 

The reason? Her car is part of a General Motors recall. She was notified of two potentially defective parts that need to be replaced. 

The problem is, she's been told they don't have those parts available yet.

Angie Knox lives in Toney. She says about two months ago she received two recall notices from GM regarding parts to her 2007 Pontiac G6. The brake light and transmission shift cable both need to be replaced. 

According to GM, there have already been crashes and injuries involved with both. But they don't currently have the parts available and no timetable when they'll have them. 

Knox has a 4-year old and a teenager and fears for all of them while she waits.

"I feel I'm not getting no help from them and it's their fault, their responsibility," Knox said. "Why don't they have these parts? I'm sure I'm not the only person going through this. I wish they would hurry up and get the parts in so I can get my car fixed and be safe on the road."

Angie says she's already noticed the car jumping when she puts her foot on the accelerator. 

A GM Customer Service representative said the notice is just an "early heads up". In fact, she said she thinks GM might have panicked people by issuing this recall too soon.

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