GM Ignition Switch Recall

Parilman & Associates – GM Ignition Switch Recall Lawyers

GM ignition switch lawsuits are expected to be filed in large numbers in the wake of the news that the enormous carmaker has basically admitted that there was a serious problem with these vehicles.  While some plaintiffs may ultimately obtain a GM ignition switch settlement, holding a corporation of this size properly accountable is a challenge that a consumer should not attempt to handle alone.  That’s because the news of this GM ignition switch recall is dominating several media outlets, and when this happens potential corporate defendants allocate enormous amounts of resources to defending themselves vigorously.

A GM ignition switch lawsuit would be filed if someone was harmed as a result of a car accident that took place because of what has been deemed by many and alleged by many others to be a faulty ignition switch.  That ignition switch has allegedly shown a tendency to disengage and put vehicles into accessory mode because of the weight of key chains.  When a vehicle suddenly moves into accessory mode, the engine shuts down, the power steering is disengaged and the power brakes no longer operate.  In addition, some who are going to pursue a GM ignition switch settlement or verdict will likely allege that airbags do not engage when a vehicle suddenly moves into accessory mode.

GM Ignition Switch Recall Details

The reason that so many GM ignition switch lawsuits are expected to be filed is because approximately 2.6 million models have been affected by what has been described as a faulty ignition switch.  A plaintiff who ultimately obtains a GM ignition switch settlement will have been driving one of the following models:

  • 2005 – 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
  • 2005 – 2007 Pontiac G5s
  • 2003 – 2007 Saturn Ion
  • 2006 – 2007 Chevrolet HHR
  • 2005 – 2006 Pontiac Pursuit (sold in Canada)
  • 2006 – 2007 Pontiac Solstice
  • 2007 Saturn Sky

An initial GM ignition switch recall was announced for 1.62 million vehicles, but on March 28 an additional GM ignition switch recall was announced for another 971,000 models.

To date, reports have indicated that more than a dozen people have been killed in car accidents that may be related to this faulty ignition switch in GM vehicles.  It’s possible that the families of those people who were killed and countless others who were injured could be looking into the possibility of filing a GM ignition switch lawsuit in an attempt to recapture the losses that they have wrongfully incurred.  Some of those claims will result in a GM ignition switch settlement.  Others will likely need to proceed to trial.

Determining whether or not your claim would merit a GM ignition switch settlement or whether a GM ignition switch lawsuit will need to be filed should be done with the help of experienced trial attorneys who understand how to hold even the largest corporations accountable.  If you or someone you love has been affected by this situation, contact the GM ignition switch recall lawyers at Parilman & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.  You can do so either by emailing the firm or by calling 602-757-7175.