General Motors Recalls and Lawsuits
Obviously, cars are integral part of our daily lives and we have all become more dependent on car companies to provide a safe and reliable product. Unfortunately, sometimes car companies have defects with their vehicles that cause them to be dangerous and may lead to accidents, injuries and tragic loss of lives. If you or someone you know has been injured or died as the result of a General Motors Recall problem, then you should speak to a Tennessee automobile and personal injury lawyer right away. They will listen to your case and work with you to make sure you get the compensation you need for what you have been through.
Beginning in February of 2014, approximately 800,000 vehicles were recalled because of defects with the ignition switches which can lead to vehicles shutting off without warning and the airbags to begin failing if a heavy keychain has been used or if the ignition was hit with the knee which can happen in an accident. This recall grew and included almost 2.6 million vehicles. The General Motors Company also recognized that injuries as well as deaths have happened in vehicles linked to the recall. Following the announcement of this recall, it was determined that GM knew about the safety issues with ignition switches and failed to take any action. The General Motors Company has had several recalls and safety problems throughout the years with minor problems; however, the ignition switch problem is a serious safety issue because of the possibility of accidents occurring without warning and leading to severe injuries and even death. The vehicles involved in the recall for the ignition switch include:
- 2005 to 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
- 2006 to 2007 Chevrolet HHR
- 2006 to 2007 Pontiac Solstice
- 2007 Pontiac G5
- 2003 to 2007 Saturn Ion
- 2007 Saturn Sky
Following the ignition switch recall, some GM vehicles were recalled in May of 2014 for tie rods on these vehicles not being properly connected to the steering rack. Approximately five hundred pickup trucks and SUVs were included in this recall. The vehicles that included are:
- 2014 Chevrolet Silverado
- 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
- 2014 GM Sierra
The General Motors Company is accused of having prior knowledge of the ignition switch and other vehicle problems but failing to take action for several years. Now, they are recognizing that they will have to pay large amounts of compensation to people that have been injured due to these defective vehicles. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or died following an accident in a GM vehicle that has defects, it is strongly advised that you contact one of our compassionate and experienced Nashville defective car lawyers at the Higgins Firm. We will review your case and see to it that you get the compensation you are entitled to and the company is held responsible for their actions.
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