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GM’s new ignition switch website offers recall info by model and year

Posted: August 19, 2014 Product Liability

“There is a risk, under certain conditions, that your ignition switch may move out of the “run” position, resulting in a partial loss of electrical power and turning off the engine,” GM’s newly refurbished ignition switch recall website informs drivers

DOT’s annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign kicks off during the end of summer

Posted: August 18, 2014 Personal Injury

Drunk drivers are about to receive their annual crackdown from numerous law enforcement officials and safety advocates with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

NHTSA chronically slow responding to auto safety petitions, AP analysis finds

Posted: August 15, 2014 Personal Injury

Federal auto safety regulators routinely fail to address consumer safety concerns in a timely manner, an Associated Press (AP) analysis found, underscoring a problem that may contribute to dangerous vehicles remaining on the road and more people being injured and

GM unable to locate nearly 140,000 owners of vehicles with ignition switch flaw

Posted: August 11, 2014 Product Liability

If you own a General Motors (GM) vehicle that is subject to the company’s ignition switch recall and haven’t yet received a recall notice in the mail, you could be one of several thousand the automaker has failed to reach.

GM issues its third recall to fix power windows that may cause older SUVs to go up in flames

Posted: August 8, 2014 Product Liability

General Motors (GM) continues to terrify its customers with yet another round of recalls; however, this recall distinguishes itself in that if it is continually ignored, the vehicle may catch fire!

GM recall website gave some consumers wrong info, NHTSA warns

Posted: August 5, 2014 Product Liability

Owners of General Motors (GM) cars and trucks who recently used the automaker’s VIN-entry website to check whether their vehicle is subject to a safety recall are urged to check again or call the company because the website was giving

Hyundai Sonatas recalled for faulty gear shift levers

Posted: July 31, 2014 Recalls

According to the Korean automaker Hyundai, roughly 883,000 of its popular 2011 through 2014 Sonatas are now under recall due to issues with the sedan’s gear shift levers. The automatic transmission shift cable within the Sonata has the ability to

Attorneys in GM litigation seek access to all of automaker’s ignition-switch-recall disclosures

Posted: July 25, 2014 Product Liability

Lawyers appointed as temporary counsel in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) against General Motors (GM) for lost value of its vehicles have told the federal judge overseeing the litigation that the automaker should submit all pre-discovery disclosures and other documents it

New details arise on NHTSA’s EWR database regarding GM’s fatal ignition switch-related crashes

Posted: July 24, 2014 Product Liability

New details involving 19 fatal crashes stemming from General Motors’ (GM) faulty ignition switch surfaced on Wednesday. Aubrey Williams, a 32-year-old single mother, was one of the many victims mentioned in the data. In December 2013, Williams was killed during

Still no fix in sight for many Cadillacs recalled for defective ignition switches

Posted: July 23, 2014 Product Liability

General Motors (GM) recalled more than half a million Cadillacs spanning a decade of model years in June for problems related to the ignition switch, but engineers have not yet found a way to repair the potentially deadly flaw.