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GM Faulty Ignition Recall Attorneys | Romanucci & Blandin

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A potentially fatal defect has been found in 1.4 million GM cars sold in the U.S in the ignition switches and is why there has been a nationwide recall. The defects causes the ignition setting to turn off if there is a slight bump and this results in loss of power steering, airbag function and power brakes. There have been 303 deaths that have been attributed to crashes where the front airbag did not deploy. Gm reportedly can fix this defect for roughly 57 cents per var.

Cars include in the General Motors recall of faulty ignition switches include:

  • Chevrolet Cobalt – 2005-2010
  • Chevrolet HHR – 2006-2011
  • Opel GT – 2007
  • Pontiac G5 – 2007-2010
  • Pontiac Pursuit – 2005-2006
  • Pontiac Solstice – 2006-2010
  • Saturn Ion – 2003-2007
  • Saturn Sky – 2007-2010

GM Has Failed to Recall Faulty Cars, Despite Fatal Accidents Occurring

GM has reportedly known about the faulty ignition defect for over a decade and was tracking crashes where the air bags failed to deploy but they did not issue a recall to fix the defect. Continuous complaints were lodged with GM to take action because of the numerous crashes where the front air bags did not deploy, 2011-2012 that GM finally examined the switches in cars that had crashed and found there were significant design differences in ignition switches from the Cobalt’s 2005 design and those from the 2010 model year. The supplier has been blamed by GM for making the switch design.

Companies like General Motors have a legal responsibility to make vehicles that are safe for consumers and need to correct any known defect in the vehicles promptly. Personal injury lawsuits against auto manufacturers who sold vehicles with a defect can include damages for:

  • Any past or future physical pain/suffering, physical impairment or mental anguish
  • Any past/future loss of earnings
  • Any punitive damages in cases of egregious misconduct
  • Any past/future medical expenses, including hospital bills and incidentals

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