GM Recall Lawsuits

GM Recall Lawyers

A defective ignition switch in more than 1 million General Motors vehicles has been shown to cause the engine to shut off without warning, and disable the air bags. Initially discovered more than a decade ago, GM failed to address the issue since that time. Sadly, the defect is now thought to be blamed in the deaths of over 300 people in crashes in which the air bags did not deploy.

Beginning in January, 2014, GM has recalled the following vehicles:

UPDATE: General Motors has added additional vehicles to their recall list as of June 2014. The list below has been updated to reflect that change. You can read more about the additional recall news here

  • 2008-2013 Buick Enclave
  • 2005-2009 Buick Lacrosse
  • 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne
  • 2005 Buick Regal LS and GS
  • 2001-2014 Cadillac CTS
  • 2000-2005 Cadillac Deville
  • 2007-2011 Cadillac DTS
  • 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX
  • 2010-2014 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
  • 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR
  • 2000-2014 Chevrolet Impala
  • 1997-2009 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 2000-2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
  • 2009-2013 Chevrolet Traverse
  • 2008-2013 GMC Acadia
  • 2007-2009 Daewoo G2X
  • 2004-2006 Malibu Maxx
  • 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero
  • 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue
  • 2008-2010 Opel GT
  • 2007 Opel/Vauxhall GT
  • 2005-2006 Pontiac G4
  • 2003-2010 Pontiac G5
  • 2004-2009 Pontiac G6
  • 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am
  • 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
  • 2005-2010 Pontiac Pursuit
  • 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice
  • 2008-2009 Saturn Aura
  • 2003-2007 Saturn ION
  • 2008-2010 Saturn Outlook
  • 2007-2011 Saturn Sky

In the wake of further studies it is possible that GM may recall additional models soon. Additionally, it has been reported that the faulty ignition switches could have been repaired for less than $1 each.

GM has reported several things that could cause the ignition switch to fail. If the car goes over a hard bump, or if the steering column or ignition switch is suddenly jilted or jarred, or if the weight of the key ring is significant and causes the ignition switch to loosen over time, then the engine may suddenly turn off and the airbags may become disabled.

Traffic deaths caused by such conditions began being reported many years ago, yet GM did not recall the affected vehicles to fix the problem. GM has admitted that it was tracking and following such cases with interest, but still did nothing.

According to GM’s own internal investigation, the issue was first discovered in 2001 by GM engineers on the Saturn Ion, wherein they noted that the ignition switch could migrate from the “Run” position to the “Accessory” or “Off” position. A later report indicated that the automaker’s engineers had redisigned the ignition switch and that the problem had been resolved.

Still, following the switch redesign, a GM technician observed a stall while driving. The service technician concluded that the weight of the key ring had worn out the ignition switch. The switch was replaced and no further investigation or action was taken.

More fatal crashes followed and as a result, GM has been forced to now disclose and admit it’s own negligence in this matter, having delayed the repair of more than 1 million vehicles in a “wait and see” attitude that resulted in deaths that may have been prevented.

What Can You Do?
If you or a loved one was injured or in one of the GM vehicles listed above, or if someone you love was killed after a sudden stall resulting in an accident, you need legal representation fast. Pulaski Kherkher, PLLC is now accepting cases for those who suffered such an injury or death. Please call us toll free at 1-800-223-3784 or contact us online. The call is free and completely confidential. Call now.