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UPDATE: July 23, 2014 - Latest GM recalls of potentially dangerous vehicles:
2006-2007 Jeep Commander
2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse
2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala
2006-2014 Cadillac DeVille
2010-2014 Chevrolet Camaro
2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit
2007 Opel GT
2003-2007 Saturn Ion
2006-2010 Saturn Sky
2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2004-2011 Cadillac DTS
2004-2005 Buick Regal LS & GS
2006-2008 Chevy Monte Carlo
2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
2005-2010 Pontiac G5
2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR
2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice
2004 Chevrolet Malibu
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Important Ignition Switch Recall Update: General Motors announced another recall that affects 3.37 million 2000-2014 model year cars in North America for a problem with the ignition keys on June 16, 2014. So far, GM has acknowledged eight crashes and six injuries related to the ignition key defect. This recall follows another major ignition switch recall that was announced by the automaker on June 13, 2014, involving some 500,000 newer-model Chevrolet Camaros. The recall was announced due to a problem that could shut the ignition switch to off if jarred. The two latest recalls bring the total number of vehicles recalled by GM to nearly 20 million this year.
General Motors (GM) has been in the public spotlight lately because of allegations that it failed to recall millions of vehicles even though it was aware of a potential ignition defect that could cause serious injuries and deaths. The company recalled 1.6 million vehicles in February 2014 due to a faulty ignition switch that could kill the engine and the disable the airbags without warning. On March 28, GM expanded the recall to include older cars that may have been repaired with a faulty ignition switch. So far, the total number of vehicles affected by the ignition switch recall is 2.6 million worldwide.
According to reports, GM may have known about the defective ignition switch as far back as 2001. Our national product liability lawyers are actively investigating claims related to the GM auto defect and are available to help affected individuals and families pursue compensation. If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in an accident involving one of the recalled vehicles, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more, please contact us today. GM Ignition Recall Lawsuit - Who Qualifies?
If you or someone you love was injured in an accident involving one of the listed vehicles, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against GM. General Motors recalled 2.6 million vehicles due to a defect in the vehicles' ignition switch that can shut the engine off and disable the airbags without warning. According to the recall, factors such as heavy key chains and bumpy roads can cause the ignition to switch out of the run position.
What Vehicles are affected by the Recall?
GM initially recalled 778,562 compact cars on Feb. 13, 2014 due to the problems with the ignition switch. The first recall included the following models:
2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt 2007 Pontiac G5
At the time of the first recall, five fatal front-impact crashes involving the recalled vehicles had been reported. In each of the five accidents, the defective ignition disabled the airbags. According to Automotive News, a number of other factors contributed to the deaths, including alcohol and failure to wear a seatbelt. Twelve days after GM announced the recall it expanded the recall to four other models:
2003-2007 Saturn Ion 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice 2007 Saturn Sky
In late March, General Motors expanded its recall to include an additional 824,000 cars that may have been repaired using defective switches. The vehicles added to the recall were:
2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 2005-2010 Pontiac G5 2003-2007 Saturn Ion 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice 2007-2010 Saturn Sky 2007 Opel GT 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit 2007-2014 Chevy Camaro 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala 2006-2014 Cadillac DeVille 2004-2011 Cadillac DTS 2004-2005 Buick Regal LS & GS 2006-2008 Chevy Monte Carlo
All of the recalled models were built with the faulty ignition switches. Deaths Linked to the Recalled Vehicles
According to reports, 13 deaths have been linked to the defective ignition switch. But, some groups argue that this is only the tip of the iceberg. According to a data analysis by Friedman Research, 303 people died in accidents of Cobalts and Ions in which the airbags failed to deploy.
While GM argues that several other factors could have prevented the airbags from deploying, groups such as The Center for Auto Safety argue that the faulty switch could have played a role. Friedman Research did not attempt to evaluate the cause of the crashes.
Do You Own a Recalled Vehicle?
If you are among the millions of people who own a recalled vehicle, you should take your car to the dealership to have the defective switch fixed. If you or a loved one has experienced sudden loss of engine power, braking and steering, or air bag did not deploy in one of the recalled models resulting in serious personal injury and/or death from crashes linked to faulty ignition switch, you should speak with an attorney about the possibility of filing a GM recall lawsuit. To learn more, contact us or call us 727-397-9198 today.