The delay of General Motors (GM) in revealing a deadly ignition switch defect continues to trouble consumers and regulatory agencies.
After a slow rolling recall picked up speed in February of this year, GM continues to address the growing scandal surrounding vehicle defects it denied for years.
At the center of the crises is a defective ignition switch. While GM engineers knew minor bumps could toggle the ignition switch from run to accessory mode as early as 2005, they failed to notify consumers or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). To date, at least 13 fatalities are known.
While an investigation by the U.S. Justice Department remains ongoing, GM signed a Consent Decree in May of this year with NHTSA. Points of the Consent Decree include:
Of the Consent Decree, NHTSA Acting Administrator David Friedman stated, "It's critical to the safety of the driving public that manufacturers promptly report and remedy safety-related defects that have the potential to lead to deaths or injuries on our nation's highways."
Recalls by other automakers continue to flood the news as Nissan, Ford, Toyota and others seek to avoid the fate of GM.
Confidence in the safety of your vehicle is essential. If injured through the negligence of others in Franklin County, talk to a skilled North Carolina injury lawyer.
“She was very professional, kept me completely involved and updated with everything. Awesome job done.”
“Maria stayed on top of everything with updates, etc.”
“Very good communication throughout my case. Brenda paid great attention to my case and kept me up to date.”
“Both attorneys involved were very informative and walked me through my case every setp of the way. They answered any questions and concerns I had whenever they cam up. I was very nervous and skeptical at the beginning but that quickly changed.”
Please fill out form below and one of our attorneys will contact you.
Use the map below to find the location closest to you