Arizona’s Attorney General Sues GM for GM Ignition Switch Recall Delay

Arizona Sues General Motors Over GM Ignition Switch Recall Delays The attorney general for Arizona has filed a lawsuit against General Motors for economic losses related to the 30 million cars under the GM Ignition switch recall, including the older model GM vehicles with faulty ignition switches. Arizona’s lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, November 19th under the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act, says the state lost at least $3 billion selling unsafe GM vehicles. About 300,000 cars, trucks, and SUVs registered in Arizona and made by GM have fallen … [Read more...]

GM Placed Order for Replacement Ignition Switches Before Vehicle Recall

Revealed Emails Show GM Placed Replacement Ignition Switches Order Before Vehicle Recall According to an investigative report from the Wall Street Journal, General Motors placed an “urgent” replacement ignition switches order for 500,000 ignition switches in December 2013, although the automotive manufacturer did not issue its first ignition switch vehicle recall until February 2014. Earlier this year, GM issued a small vehicle recall because some older model cars – many dating back to 2004 and 2005, before GM won a bankruptcy filing in 2009 … [Read more...]

GM Offers Incentives for Ignition Switch Repairs

Ignition Switch Injury Claims Rise, GM Offers Vehicle Recall Repair Incentives The deadline to file a personal injury claim with General Motors’ ignition switch settlement fund is the end of this year – December 31st, 2014. The number of personal injury claims involving GM’s 10-year delayed vehicle recall for faulty ignition switches has consistently grown, and recently, the company saw a small spike in the number of claims filed. On Friday, October 31st, the ignition switch settlement fund saw 4 additional wrongful death claims, and 174 new … [Read more...]

Chrysler Issues Vehicle Recall Due to Ignition Switch Problems

Chrysler Faces Older Model Vehicle Recall Due to Ignition Switch Problems Since February this year, General Motors has recalled over 30 million vehicles, about 20 million of which were older model cars that had ignition switch problems which caused numerous accidents, personal injuries, and deaths. Now, Chrysler has issued a vehicle recall for some of their older model cars, for a similar ignition switch problem. Chrysler Group LLC issued a vehicle recall covering 349,442 older model cars and SUVs, including the Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, … [Read more...]

Wrongful Death Toll from GM Vehicle Recall Rises to 19

Investigation Reveals 19 Wrongful Deaths Tied to GM Cars Under Vehicle Recall It began in February 2014 – General Motors issued a small vehicle recall for older model cars, mostly in the 2004-2005 model year range, because of problems with the ignition switch. Over the next several months, federal regulators and consumers began to speak up about the scope of the vehicle recall problem. General Motors admitted that it knew of 13 wrongful deaths over 10 years that it failed to issue a vehicle recall for the ignition switches, in violation of … [Read more...]

Another GM Ignition Switch Vehicle Recall Delay

GM Ignition Switch Vehicle Recall: Findings Show GM Delayed Earlier Ignition Switch Vehicle Recall On Thursday, July 17th, General Motors announced that the company had managed to replace about 20% of the faulty ignition switches in their 2.6 million unit GM ignition switch vehicle recall. However, findings show that despite the company’s efforts, the ignition switch problem could continue to get worse. The company has issued vehicle recalls for 6.7 million cars just for an ignition switch problem, and some of the recalled model years go back … [Read more...]

GM Ignition Switch Vehicle Recall Expands Again

GM Ignition Switch Vehicle Recall Expands to Cover 7 Million More Cars in the US On Monday, June 30th, beleaguered automotive manufacturer General Motors announced that it would expand its GM ignition switch vehicle recall by another 7 million cars, some of which date back as far as 1997. GM came under fire earlier this year when it announced its first round of vehicle recalls due to a defective ignition switch, which covered cars in model years 2004 and 2005. Consumers began to ask why the manufacturer had waited 10 years to recall several … [Read more...]

Chrysler Investigated for Faulty Ignition Switches

Concern Over Faulty Ignition Switches Spreads to Chrysler On Wednesday, June 18th, US safety regulators said that they were opening two investigations into Chrysler Group vehicles involving faulty ignition switches, a problem that came to light after millions of General Motors vehicles came under recall earlier this year. The ignition switch problems issue is suspected in 1.25 million Chrysler vehicles, but so far only one crash, and no deaths or injuries, has been linked to the problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration … [Read more...]

GM Says “Pattern of Incompetence” Delayed Vehicle Recall

GM Fires 15 Employees After Internal Investigation Reveals Reasons for Delayed Vehicle Recall General Motors, Inc, announced on Thursday, June 5th, that an internal investigation uncovered a “pattern of incompetence” that caused the ignition switch vehicle recall to be delayed by a decade. The automotive manufacturer announced that 15 employees had been fired in relation to the serious delays in the ignition switch vehicle recall, which caused at least 13 deaths in car crashes over a period of 10 years. “Repeatedly, individuals failed to … [Read more...]

GM Issues Another Large Vehicle Recall

As GM Redoubles Safety Efforts, the Manufacturer Issues Another Vehicle Recall In an effort to cover all of its potential safety issues, General Motors has issued another vehicle recall, this time covering 2.7 million cars. GM added that it would take a $200 million charge to cover the cost of the vehicle recall. The automotive manufacturer has issued five other vehicle recalls in 2014 alone, the most notorious of which is the ignition switch vehicle recall, that covered 2.6 million older model cars, mostly from model years 2004-2005. The … [Read more...]