Court files show GM knew about the ignition defect a decade ago

Last week, GM announced it will recall about 778,000 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 due to defective ignition switches in these cars that might turn off the engine and disable the airbag system. However, a report published Thursday, February 20, stated that GM has long been aware of the problem.

According to documents from a lawsuit filed against the company, GM released a bulletin in 2005 stating the problem should be fixed for by using a snap-on key cover. However, the fix was not implemented on new Cobalt models before being released to the market.

Tragically, six deaths involving GM’s recalled units have already been reported. If you have suffered from the consequences of an automobile defect, whether from the recalled Chevy Cobalts or another vehicle, let our lawyers from Morris James Personal Injury Group help you. We have been assisting Delaware residents seek justice and compensation through personal injury claims for years, so call us today at (302) 655-2599.

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