GM will pay you $25 to get your faulty ignition switch fixed

November 6, 2014, 2:00 PM UTC
Inside GM's Warren Transmission Plant
The General Motors Co. (GM) logo is displayed on a flag flying outside of the company's transmission plant in Warren, Michigan, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. General Motors said they will invest $325 million in tools and equipment to support production of future electric vehicle components, creating or retaining 418 jobs. Photographer: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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By Sam Frizell, TIME

The automaker announced Tuesday it will offer a $25 gift card to car owners who have a faulty ignition switch repaired, as some 1 million vehicles with the defect are thought to remain on the road.

Just 1.26 million, or 53%, of the 2.6 million GM cars recalled earlier this year have been repaired, the New York Times reports, leaving many people continuing to drive or travel in cars that can suddenly turn off or suffer from disabled steering, brakes and air bags. The defect has been linked to at least 30 deaths.

Drivers whose cars are fixed in November have a choice of $25 cards to Amazon (AMZN), AMC Theaters (AMC), Applebee’s, Bass Pro Shops, Red Robin (RRGB), Starbucks (SBUX) or Walmart (WMT).