08/21/2014 (press release: 1800Houston) // Brian Eberstein
In February of this year, General Motors recalled approximately 800,000 vehicles due to a problem with faulty ignition switches. Over the course of the next few months, the company issued several more recalls related to the defect issue calling into question the safety of millions of small cars manufactured by the company worldwide.
There has been an ongoing probe by safety regulators in the U.S. into the actions taken by GM in correcting vehicle safety problems over the years. The automaker has been accused of possibly knowing about safety issues with some of its vehicle models for over a decade, but failing to disclose the problems to consumers. Recently, documents surfaced that appear to support such claims.
Source: Associated Press Report “GM Delayed Recall in Another Ignition Switch Case”
General Motors knew of ignition switch problems with 6.7 million midsize and large cars for 11 years, yet it failed to warn customers with a recall until last month, according to documents posted by federal safety regulators.
To read the report further, visit http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/gm-delayed-recall-ignition-switch-case-24628352.
The documents also suggest that GM likely used defective ignition switch parts in repairs for vehicles at dealerships or shops.
Source: Reuters Report “GM admits more problems with mislabelling of ignition switch parts”
“General Motors Co (GM.N) in 2003 and 2004 made changes to redesigned ignition switch parts on four models but did not ensure that older, potentially faulty parts were taken out of circulation, the automaker said in a filing with U.S. safety regulators made public on Friday.”
To read the report further, visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gm-admits-more-problems-mislabelling-001129939.html;_ylt=A0LEVyON7clTskEAQrhXNyoA.
1800 CAR WRECK Houston Car Accident Lawyer say GM’s long-term silence about the safety issues with its vehicles has put the lives of many at risk. So far 13 deaths have been linked to crashes caused by the ignition switch problem, according to GM’s own investigation, and the numbers can grow exponentially as other investigations progress.
Many drivers of GM model cars on Texas roads now question whether they are safe. It is a good idea to check with sources that can help one determine whether their vehicle is part of the recall prior to getting back out on the road. One online source is https://recalls.gm.com/#/. For those who have experienced issues such as their GM vehicle shutting off suddenly while still in motion, it is important to find out immediately whether that vehicle has been recalled, and what steps are recommended by the manufacturer in turning the vehicle in if it has been.
1800 CAR WRECK says that individuals who have been involved in accidents linked to any recalled vehicle can also discuss their legal options for being compensated for damages with an attorney. Automakers in these cases often claim that they will take measures to right any known wrongs when there is widespread media focus about a recall issue, but behind closed doors some work hard to avoid taking full financial responsibility for damages caused. Information from their own investigations also does not get disclosed publicly in a number of cases as it should, leaving many questions consumers have unanswered.
The Eberstein & Witherite law firm a Car Accident Lawyer in Houston has helped numerous clients obtain successful outcomes for these types of claims. The firm has the resources to conduct their own investigations, and ensure that no stone is left unturned in getting answers about an accident linked to a recall issue. Individuals who have questions about their legal rights in these matters can contact the law firm today by calling 1800 CAR WRECK in Houston, and requesting a free case review.
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