Recently, I bought a 2008 Chevy Cobalt as surplus from PennDot. Good car, BTW.
The upshot is that I do not believe that it has had the ignition recall performed on it prior to my purchase. (It did mention a “recall complied with,” but I think that refers to the “stopgap” fix of designing new keys with a hole vs. slot.)
Now, as I understand it, my '08 was manufactured after the change was made to the ignition switch…BUT, if the car ever had the ignition switch replaced, it MIGHT have been replaced with one of the old-style ignitions (but you’d never know one way or the other, thanks to no part number revision.)
It seems to me that, even for a free service, the benefit is mighty slim, given that a) it is most likely the ignition switch is factory, and b) even if it isn’t, the odds are pretty good it got a later, conforming switch. I guess the only issue is if I ever sell this car to somebody other than the scrapman, which is my habit.
What would you do?