Earlier this month, it was announced that General Motors will be paying out a $35 million dollar settlement to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This settlement was part of an investigation into a faulty ignition recall that led to 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents thus far. GM is also under scrutiny for delaying announcing these recalls to the public.
In delaying this recall announcement, GM is now involved in a government investigation in to their recall practices.
Other than the recall for faulty ignition switches, there have been recalls for faulty lap belts, shifter cables, air bag welds, shifter cables, and fire hazards. There haven’t been any deaths associated with the other recalls.
The recalls were mostly for vehicles made between 2004 and 2010, including the following:
- GMC Acadia
- Saturn Outlook
- Buick Enclave
- Pontiac G6
- Chevrolet Malibu
However, this week, GM has begun announcing that some of the recalls include brand new 2014-2015 models. Most recently, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Chevy Suburban, and Tahoe have been added to this recall list. These are under recall for a malfunction in the diagnostics that determine when the air bag deploys.
If you have been seriously injured by a defective vehicle, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. today or call (614) 766-2000 to schedule a free case evaluation with our experienced Ohio car accident attorneys. We can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.