The Steady Rise in Auto Recalls and the GM Ignition Switch

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ignition switch with ignition key. Isolated on white background with clipping path

Automobile recalls have increased over the years, especially for GM products. Multiple GM recalls have affected various vehicle lines. There have been allegations that these product defects caused situations leading to crashes and injuries. Unfortunately, a high proportion of these cases have been fatal accidents.

GM announced recalls for man of their popular lines. These include:

  • 2005-2007 Cobalt
  • 2006-2007 HHR
  • 2003-2008 Saturn Ion
  • 2007 Saturn Sky
  • 2007 Pontiac G5
  • 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice

There have been cases where these vehicles have stalled out due to weight exerted on the ignition switch. This will cause ancillary systems in the car to shut down, including power steering, brakes, and airbags. This can cause the car to be nearly uncontrollable, leading to a crash.

Did GM Know Beforehand and Market the Vehicle Anyways?

While GM has promised to fix this ignition problem, it has become clear that GM knew of this problem before the manufacturing of these vehicles. The company has been cited for allegedly avoiding the issue with victims.

What Can My Family and I Do If We Were Injured Due to a Faulty GM Ignition Switch?

If yourself or a family member owned or owns one of these vehicles and faced injury or an accident, it may be linked to the faulty ignition issue. Call a skilled product liability attorney, such as one from Ehline Law, for more information on how to seek justice for these defects. Call today for a free consultation 24 hours per day.

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Michael Ehline is a prolific blogger on California and international tort law. He has been a guest on CNN, discussed in major news publications like Forbes, Circle of Legal Trust, Personal Injury Warriors, and International Cruise Victims. He has lobbied congress on behalf of injured consumers, served as a United States Marine, and won millions of dollars for his clients. This blog discusses Ehline's insights and musings on all aspects of negligence law as it relates to all things "accidents." Ehline can be reached at (213) 596-9642.