GM Recall Lawsuit

GM Knew of Ignition Defect Before 2004

Federal safety regulators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently made documents public that show automotive manufacturer General Motors (GM) knew about ignition defects before 2004. Documents in the report indicate that GM officials were alerted to the defect in 2003, and possibly knew about it as early as 1997.

GM has been in hot water with the NHTSA and the public due to its failure to issue a timely recall for a dangerous ignition ...

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GM Recalls 3.36 Million More Vehicles with Switch Problem

General Motors announced in June that it will recall 3.36 million mid-size and large cars for defective ignition switches. The company already recalled 2.6 million vehicles this year for the same problem. GM also announced recalls for 165,770 vehicles for other reasons, including problems with automatic transmissions and power steering.

The ignition switch problem can lead to disabling off airbags and power steering. The ignition switch can move from the “run” position as a result of too ...

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GM Allowed Woman to Take Blame for Fiancé’s Death

A Texas woman who blamed herself for the death of her fiancé in a car crash is suing General Motors (GM) alleging the company covered up a defective ignition switch in her car. The now 31 year old pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide in 2004. She was sentenced to five years of deferred punishment and 260 hours of community service. She was also ordered to pay for her late fiancé’s funeral and $3,500 in court fees.

The lawsuit ...

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GM Details Plan for Compensation Fund for Victims of Defective Ignition Switches

Late last month General Motors announced its compensation plan that will offer payments to victims who were in an accident in which the air bag failed to deploy as a result of a defective ignition switch. The fund may also offer compensation to victims who previously accepted out-of-court settlements that occurred prior to the recall.

After an internal investigation, GM recently faced congressional scrutiny over a decade-long delay to recall 2.6 million cars with faulty ignition switches, during which ...

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Attorney Report Uncovers More Details of GM Ignition Defect

A former federal prosecutor recently issued a 315-page report providing details of General Motors’ knowledge of an ignition switch defect that caused numerous accidents, injuries, and deaths. The auto manufacturer issued a recall in February 2014 of 2.6 million vehicles, and is paying a $35 million fine to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for failing to recall the vehicle in a timely manner. Now, the report seems to confirm suspicions that GM engineers knew ...

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GM in More Trouble over Power Steering Recall

General Motors to face further troubles with newly revealed power steering recall in the Saturn IonGeneral Motors (GM) has admitted to yet another mistake in its handling of potentially dangerous motor vehicle defects. This is just the latest installment in a series of alleged negligence in its handling of the defective ignition switches.

Power Steering Problems in the Saturn Ion

This time, the recall at hand involves 335,000 of GM’s Saturn Ions manufactured between 2004 and 2007. ...

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