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GM drivers face long wait lists with recall

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OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A General Motors recall that has already been linked to more than a dozen deaths nationwide is impacting drivers in northwest Ohio.

Alexandria Thomas says this is something more serious than she ever thought it would be.

"My friends were texting me. I was getting phone calls, I need to take my car in right away, and then I finally got the letter explaining what was going on and what I needed to do and I could tell right away it was more serious," said Thomas.

It's a letter that millions of GM owners in America have received, alerting them of a power steering and ignition problem. The letter states to make sure not to have other items on your key chain. The problem is currently connected to 13 deaths nationwide.

Thomas now has to get her power steering fixed, along with her ignition switch. But there's a wait.

"I called a few dealerships, GM dealers to get my car in and some were so busy that they never called me back and others have wait lists between 80 and 100 cars," explained Thomas.

To make matters worse, the letter she received says parts are currently unavailable and mentions nothing about a rental program.

Thomas is hoping her car is fixed sooner rather than later.

"It's a little worrisome, because you want to make sure that your car gets fixed, but the wait list is over a month long and, you know, you wonder what happens. What would happen if, you know, if you got into an accident before you can even get your car fixed?" says Thomas.

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