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Faulty GM Ignition Switch Blamed for Twelve Deaths

March 27, 2014

Faulty ignition switches are being blamed for at least 12 deaths in cars manufactured by General Motors (GM).

heavy keychainOn February 13, General Motors recalled 1.6 million cars due to faulty ignition switches. GM first became aware of the faulty switches back in 2004. Over the last decade, ignition switches have been the center of civil and federal investigations, congressional hearings and class-action lawsuits.

The 1.6 million recalled cars are:

  • 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
  • 2007 Pontiac G5
  • 2003-2007 Saturn Ion
  • 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR
  • 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice
  • 2006-2007 Saturn Sky
  • 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit (Canada)
  • 2007 Opel GT (Europe)

The ignition switch recall stems from an issue where the ignition switch could be involuntarily turned off due to jostling caused by rough roads or a heavy keychain. The switch could turn off the car’s engine, disabling airbags and impairing steering operation.

Click here to see if your vehicle is part of a recall.

We have already investigated this issue as a possible cause of injury for a client. If you suspect you or a loved one has been injured due to a faulty GM ignition switch, call our office today. We can be reached at 317-920-6400 or online at

Wilson Kehoe Winingham brings you this information with best regards for you and your family’s safety.


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