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At Least 74 Dead in GM Cars with Failed Airbags

According to a recent report, there have been at least 74 deaths in car accidents involving General Motors’ cars where the airbag failed to deploy. According to Reuters’ analysis of the government’s fatal-crash data, there were 74 deaths from 2003 until 2012 with characteristics that indicate a faulty GM ignition switch or other defect was to blame.

Reuters examined the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a database of crashes submitted by local law-enforcement agencies, looking for accidents where ...

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GM Continues to Recall More Vehicles for New Issues

The General Motors recall announcements just keep coming. Earlier in June, the automotive giant issued a recall of an additional 89,000 cars of various types due to potentially dangerous issues separate from the widely-known ignition switch recall.

The following are some of the newest recalls issued by GM:

  • 2012 Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, Camaro, and Sonic: defect involving a part called a shorting bar, which may keep the airbag from deploying in the event of a collision.
  • 2013 Buick Encore ...
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Lawyers Request Consolidation of GM Lawsuits

Attorneys for GM and for plaintiffs injured by alleged defects in GM cars have made requests to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation that the cases be consolidated and centralized before a single judge.

GM announced the recall of 2.6 million vehicles due to a potentially dangerous ignition switch defect in February 2014. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has slapped GM with the maximum $35 million fine for not reporting the defect in a ...

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GM Announces Additional Recalls

Not long after the announcement of a $35 million fine to be paid by General Motors (GM) related to a dangerous ignition switch defect, the car manufacturer has announced numerous additional recalls because of potentially dangerous defects. Industry experts suspect that GM issued the recalls to be in compliance with auto safety regulations and to avoid any other potential sanctions. The following safety concerns have been identified, and GM recommends that anyone with any of these ...

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GM Fined Maximum Amount for Defective Vehicles

The Department of Transportation announced recently that General Motors (GM) has been fined $35 million by the federal government for its failure to address an ignition switch defect in a timely fashion. Lawsuits brought by victims of accidents caused by this defect allege that GM knew about the issue for nearly a decade before it began to announce recalls.

Failure to Recall the Vehicles

Federal laws specifically require car manufacturers to quickly issue a recall for any discovered auto ...

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Attorney Helps Discover Dangerous GM Ignition Switch Flaw

an attorney helped discover the flaw in GM ignition switches leading to the recall of millions of vehiclesRecent revelations about the ongoing GM recall of over one million cars highlights the important role attorneys can play in ensuring consumer safety.

Manufacturers have a duty to ensure that their products are reasonably safe for consumers and free from any dangerous defects, and automobile manufacturers are no different. When a car manufacturer discovers that one of their cars may have ...

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