GM Faulty Ignition Recall Investigation - NEW RECALL ANNOUNCED
UPDATE: On June 16, 2014, General Motors announced that it was recalling ignition keys for 3.16 million cars in the United States. According to the recall, the keys may cause the ignition switch in affected vehicles to “inadvertently move out of the ‘run’ position,” meaning the car could spontaneously turn off while on the road. This could cause a loss of power steering, power braking, air bags, and potentially other systems. GM claims that at least eight crashes and six injuries are attributed to the recall. This recall follows other recent recalls related to GM’s faulty ignition switches that have resulted in Congressional investigations.
We have already filed two class-action lawsuits seeking compensation for vehicle owners related to the prior recalls. And we are now investigating the most recent recall. If you purchased or leased one of the vehicles listed below, contact us today to learn about your legal rights to compensation:
- Buick Lacrosse (Model Year 2005-2009)
- Chevrolet Impala (Model Year 2006-2014)
- Cadillac Deville (Model year 2000–2005)
- Cadillac DTS (Model Year 2007–2011)
- Buick Lucerne (Model Year 2006–2011)
- Buick Regal LS & GS (Model Year 2005)
- Chevy Monte Carlo (Model Year 2006–2008)
Stueve Siegel Hanson is investigating potential legal claims of consumers who purchased a General Motors (GM) vehicle included in a recent recall.
In February and March, General Motors (GM) recalled 1.6 million cars with faulty ignition switches linked to a number of crashes and fatalities nationwide. 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.
The recalled vehicles include:
- Chevrolet Cobalt (2005-2010)
- Chevrolet HHR (2006-2007 )
- Pontiac Solstice (2006-2007)
- Pontiac G5 (2005-2007)
- Saturn Ion (2003-2007)
- Saturn Sky (2007)
For a decade, GM and government safety regulators reportedly failed to address this defect, which has been implicated in the deaths of over 300 people in crashes where the front air bags did not deploy.
The recall has prompted investigations by federal prosecutors and regulators. Congress also is planning to hold hearings over the recall. 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 on March 12 plans to hold a hearing 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."
The auto maker is also facing an April 3 deadline to answer 107 questions posed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission.
Our investigation includes those who have not yet experienced problems with the ignition and those who have experienced such problems already. Our investigation includes claims by those who have suffered personal injuries and economic losses as a result of an accident that may have been caused by the faulty ignition.
If you purchased one or more of these vehicles and believe you may have a claim, please contact us by completing the form on this page or by calling us toll-free at 1-888-756-6492.
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