Authored by Chris Schroeder
This year, General Motors issued a recall of six vehicle models sold by Saturn, Chevy and Pontiac between 2003 and 2011. This affects an estimated 2.5 million cars driven by customers in the United States.
The recall was instated to correct defective ignition switches that can suddenly turn off the engine, as well as power steering, brakes and airbags. Such failure can cause serious injury or death to drivers and passengers.
The list of recalled GM vehicles includes the following:
Anyone who owns or drives one of these recalled GM vehicles is urged to contact their local dealer to arrange free repair as soon as possible. Those involved in an accident are also encouraged to speak with a lawyer about their legal options.
If you or a loved one were injured or killed in an accident involving a recalled Chevy, Saturn or Pontiac, do not sign anything from General Motors before speaking with a lawyer. You may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact us today.
The recalled GM vehicles use ignition switches that have been shown to turn off when inadvertently bumped or due to heavy key rings. Although the company knew of these problems as early as 2001 and new switches only cost them $2 to $5 to produce, they failed to take action until this year.
As a result, the Center for Auto Safety reports hundreds of people may have been killed and thousands injured in accidents involving recalled GM vehicles.
More recall information is available in the following sections for each individual vehicle. In addition, the resource center contains the latest information on federal investigations and legal action surrounding the recall.
Lawyers are helping those affected file lawsuits. However, the GM recall resource center only recommends lawyers who specialize in these complex cases.
For more information on the GM recall, affected vehicles, legal news, or to speak with a lawyer, contact us today. We are available 24 hours a day to help.