As we have blogged about previously, an estimated 2.6 million General Motors vehicles have been recalled due to issues with faulty ignition switches, with the problems believed to have played a role in at least 13 deaths.
The recall has resulted in hundreds of lawsuits over injuries and lost vehicle values.
Recently, it was reported that another recall has affected GM. According to Fortune, the manufacturer has recalled more than 215,000 Saturn VUE crossover SUVs made between 2002 and 2004 over similar ignition switch issues.
The vehicles involved in the recall could potentially have the key accidentally removed from the ignition switch before the vehicle shuts down. Previous vehicles listed by GM for ignition recalls included the Saturn Ion (2003-2007), Chevrolet Cobalt (2005-2010), Chevrolet HHR (2006-2011), Pontiac G5 (2007-2010), Pontiac Solstice (2006-2010) and Saturn Sky (2007-2010).
What Should I Do If I’m Injured in a Recalled Vehicle?
If your loved one has been in an accident involving a recalled GM vehicle, you should speak to our Nashville personal injury lawyer. He can help you obtain damages for catastrophic injuries, like spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or broken bones, if your crash was caused by a defective part.
You should not have to suffer when a vehicle manufacturer puts its bottom line ahead of your safety. If you feel a defective vehicle is at fault for an accident involving you or a loved one, call (615) 690-2080 to schedule a free case review.
Remember, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) considers an auto part defective when it places the public at an increased risk of being involved in an accident. These issues are avoidable—filing a lawsuit holds companies responsible for recklessly placing people at risk.
“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” – Acts 2:21