Injured because of a faulty ignition switch? We can handle your claim!
General Motors (GM) has issued a recall for more than 17 MILLION vehicles due to a faulty ignition switch. Several models were put on the market with ignition switches so sensitive that, if the keys are jostled by the driver, the ignition could accidentally switch to the "off/accessory" mode while the vehicle is moving, causing the vehicle to lose power.
GM Models with Ignition Switch Recalls:
- Chevrolet Cobalt – all model years
- Chevrolet HHR – all model years
- Pontiac Solstice – all model years
- Pontiac G5 – all model years
- Saturn Sky – all model years
- Saturn Ion – all model years
Has this happened to you? Were you or someone you know injured in a crash because of a faulty ignition switch that caused your vehicle to stall? If so, then do not hesitate to find out how a Missouri injury attorney from Defeo & Kolker, LLC can help you get compensated.
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More Information About the GM Ignition Switch Recall
The faulty ignition switches in GM vehicles doesn't just cause the vehicle to stall. When this happens, power is cut to the power steering and brake assist, and the airbags are disabled in the event of a subsequent crash. As a result, people have died and hundreds have been injured in crashes resulting from this defect.
- 13 deaths acknowledged by GM in connection with faulty switches
- 60+ crashes have been linked to these defective switches
In the first quarter of this year, GM notified the NHTSA of 505 claims relating to 37 alleged deaths and 604 alleged injuries. The Chevy Cobalt alone accounted for 126 separate claims.
GM received 187 claims related to the ignition switch recall, which is 346% more than the 54 claims they received the previous quarter.