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News on GM Recall for Faulty Ignition Switch


General Motors has now issued 34 recalls this year, covering almost 13.9 million vehicles in the United States.  The most high profile of these recalls is the “Ignition Switch of Death”.  The faulty ignition switch was designed over 11 years ago and causes the engine to stall when a key in the ignition is bumped the wrong way.  This defect was noticed immediately but was apparently ignored or deemed a “customer satisfaction” problem by many lower level employees, according to a report by Anton Valukas.  The report also claims that the handling of the ignition switch showed “a pattern of incompetence and neglect” throughout the company.  Now, in the wake of the report, GM has announced that it has dismissed 15 employees and disciplined 5 more.


If you owned a 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt or Pontiac G5, a 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, a 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR,  a 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice, or  a 2007 Saturn Sky in the past, you may be affected by the recall for the ignition switch.  GM additionally expanded the recall to include 2008-2011 HHRs, 2008-2010 Cobalts, 2008-2010 G5s, 2008-2010 Solstices, and 2008-2010 Sky vehicles for “ignition switch torque performance” and added even more vehicles due to an “ignition cylinder” issue.
Additional recalls affect a multitude or problems, including:


  • Overheated exhaust components
  • Transmission shift cable adjuster
  • Ignition switch torque performance
  • Brake vacuum booster pump vent and connector
  • Side impact airbag connector
  • Electronic brake control
  • Oil cooler fitting
  • Electronic power steering
  • Ignition cylinder
  • Shift cable
  • Brake Rotors
  • Brake boost
  • Low beams
  • Brake lamps
  • Front seat belts
  • Daytime running lamps.


If you have experienced any of these problems in a GM vehicle and have suffered injuries as a result, you need to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.  The attorneys at Fisher Injury Lawyers have the necessary knowledge and experience to pursue this type of claim against GM.  Attorney-Engineer Chris J. Day has an intimate understanding of vehicle designs, having studied similar systems while pursuing his mechanical engineering degree.  This gives Chris a unique advantage and knowledge that most attorneys do not have, and allows him to fight harder to protect your rights, as he is able to discuss the designs with expert engineers and other parties.


Additionally, Fisher Injury Lawyers has successfully pursued multiple different cases against big time car manufacturers in the past.  With the experience of the team at Fisher Injury Lawyers and the unique knowledge of Chris Day, we have the ability to pursue your claim and protect your interests better than any attorneys in Louisiana.  Give us a call today if you think you have been affected by these recalls and let us get to work for you.




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Source: ABC News