Judge Nelva Ramos of the United States District Court in Corpus Christi, Texas rejected a lawsuit earlier this month that would order General Motors Co. to tell owners of the 2.6 million automobiles that it recalled last February that they should park their vehicles at their homes until GM can replace the defective ignition switches. The recall included 2003-2007 Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions, and a number of other smaller cars.
GM officials fought the lawsuit, saying that the recalled vehicles are safe to drive once the key ring is devoid of any other unnecessary items.
The faulty ignition switches in these vehicles, the cause of the vehicle recall, is said to have also resulted in at least 13 deaths – 12 in the U.S. and one in Canada. This defect is said to cause power steering, braking, and airbag deployment problems.
The dangers posed by defective vehicles are significant, and if you or someone you love has been injured because of an automotive defect, you could be eligible to take action against the responsible party. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (920) 459-8000.