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GM Continues to Recall Cars With Faulty Ignition Switch

General Motors has been under fire recently for recalls involving a faulty ignition switch. A failed ignition can cause a car to lose power, unexpectedly turn off the engine, or make it difficult to steer, leading to potential accidents. Ignition failure could also prevent air bags from deploying, exacerbating injuries suffered in accidents.

Although these faulty ignition switches have currently only been linked to 12 deaths and 34 crashes, this does not take into account many accidents that might ...

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GM Emails Suggest Cost a Factor in Faulty Ignition Switch

The New York Times reported today that emails released during ongoing congressional hearings about GM’s faulty ignition switches discussed the cost of fixing the switch.

Based on the emails, which were written in 2005, it appears that the cost of the fixing the switch was a factor in why a change was delayed for years. Several people died in accidents caused by ignition switch failures. Because power to ...

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GM Recalls Additional Vehicles On the Heels of Safety Issues

After recently recalling 1.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts and Saturn Ions due to a faulty ignition switch that has been linked to numerous accidents, GM stopped sales of 2013 and 2014 Cruzes. The order to stop sales of the vehicle was done without any explanation at the time, but typically signifies a decision to fix a safety issue before a car is sold, thus avoiding a later recall to fix the problem.

Chevrolet Cruzes ...

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GM claims immunity from ignition switch crashes

Despite taking nearly ten years to disclose problems with 1.3 million faulty ignition switches, GM now claims that it cannot be held liable for at least 31 crashes and 13 deaths, if they occurred before it filed for bankruptcy in 2009. CNN reports that Chrysler has a similar liability shield, which could save both companies a combined $3 billion.

Although some lawsuits involving injuries before 2009 have been thrown out, it is possible that the liability shield will not ...

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GM recalls 1.3 million cars, knew of fatal defect in 2004

A recent New York Times article details a serious fault with an ignition switch in over 1 million GM cars. According to the Times, the auto maker knew about the faulty switch as early as 2004, yet did not start a limited recall campaign until January 31, 2014.

According to USA Today: “The switches unexpectedly can move from ‘run’ into ‘accessory,’ killing power to the airbags and other systems. Heavy key rings can exacerbate the problem.”

In February, ...

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