While auto maker GM has been trying to turn its image and profits around since filing for bankruptcy in 2009, this company is facing increasing scrutiny and problems, as compounding reports of various vehicle equipment defects have led to GM recalls of more than 13.8 million vehicles in the U.S. To put this into perspective, the company has only reportedly sold 12.1 million cars and trucks during this same time frame.
Recent GM Recalls
Here’s an overview of just some of the massive recalls GM has issued over the past few years due to its defective vehicle equipment:
- The GM recall related to ignition switch problems, which can cause vehicles to shut off while being driven – GM officials reportedly knew about this defective part as much as 10 years prior to issuing the February 2014 recall. To date, this flawed ignition switch has been linked to 13 fatalities and has affected about 2.6 million GM vehicles worldwide.
- The GM recall related to wiring problems, which can cause the brake lights to fail to illuminate when the brakes are applied, these lights to illuminate when the brakes aren’t applied and other systems (like, for instance, cruise control, electronic stability control and panic braking assist) to become disabled – This recall has reportedly affected about 2.4 million vehicles and has been linked to 13 car accidents and two injuries.
- The GM recall related to steering system malfunctions, which can significantly impact motorists’ abilities to control their vehicle – This recall has reportedly affect about 500 GM vehicles.
While GM may be facing criminal charges and penalties from the Justice Department due to its failure to issue some of these recalls when it first became aware of the serious vehicle system flaws, it is also currently attempting to defend itself on the civil front, as a number of car accident victims’ families have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer for its role in contributing to deadly collisions.
Contact the Boulder Car Accident Lawyers at the Cederberg Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that may have been caused by the malfunction of essential vehicle equipment, contact the Boulder car accident lawyers at the Cederberg Law Firm by calling us at 303-499-0449 or emailing us using the form at the side of the screen.
For more than 35 years, our esteemed legal professionals have been successful at securing results and compensation for people who have been seriously injured in car accidents and other types of traffic accidents. Having handled countless cases, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the law, as well as the legal experience you need, and we can fiercely defend your rights in any legal setting.
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