GM Settling Claims Related to Defective Ignition Switch
Posted on behalf of Edwards Law Firm on May 13, 2015 in Personal Injury
Kenneth Feinberg, a lawyer for General Motors Co. (GM), is currently processing claims to compensate victims of the automakers faulty vehicle ignition switch.
According to Bloomberg.com, he has designated 100 deaths as being linked to the defective switch and is currently reviewing 37 death claims and 589 injury claims.
In February 2014, GM notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the switch could, in certain circumstances, slip out of position and result in vehicle air bags not deploying.
Several months later, the NHTSA issued a written statement saying that GM had agreed to pay a $35 million fine for delaying a recall of the switch.
GM has created two websites providing recall information.
The first site, GM Ignition Update, enables owners of the company's vehicles to access information on the vehicle brands that contain the defective ignition switch. The brands listed there include Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Saturn.
The second website, GM Recall Center, enables car and SUV owners to search for recalls by using a VIN number.
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