Are you aware that General Motors announced a recall of 1.6 Million vehicles in February 2014 that may have faulty ignition switches?
These faulty ignition switches have been linked to at least a dozen deaths and dozens of crashes. GM has admitted that they knew about the problem since 2001, but has only issued the recall this year. GM expanded the recall in March to include 2.6 million vehicles.
The vehicles that have been recalled, to date, are:
- Chevrolet Cobalt – 2005-10 model years
- Pontiac G5 – 2005-10
- Saturn Ion – 2003-07
- Chevrolet HHR – 2006-11
- Pontiac Solstice – 2006-10
- Saturn Sky – 2007 -2010
- Opel GT – 2007
- Pontiac Pursuit – 2005 – 2006
The faulty ignition switch can inadvertently cause the vehicle to turn off while it is being driven, raising multiple safety issues including failure of air bags to deploy and diminished ability to steer and brake the vehicle.
If you, or someone you know, purchased any of the above vehicles and were in an accident, which resulted in personal injury, economic loss or death, please contact the Thurman Law Firm, and we will evaluate your claim. We are also currently accepting personal injury cases resulting from these vehicle defects.
GM is now the subject of criminal, Congressional and regulatory investigations. The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York has begun looking at the auto maker’s handling of complaints about faulty ignition switches. Lawmakers in the United States Senate have indicated that they will open their own probe of the auto maker’s actions. Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, chair of the subcommittee on consumer protection, announced in March that hearings would be held in April concerning the GM recall. “We have to get to the bottom of this,” she said. “We need to find out who dropped the ball and put millions of Americans at risk.” After reviewing documents and hearing some testimony in April, Senator McCaskill commented about GM’s “culture of cover up.”
Please contact us if you have purchased one or more of these vehicles and wish to consider bringing a claim. You can contact Derrick Good or Sean Flaherty at 636-797-2601 or email us at the email addresses set forth below: