GM Recalls 1.6 Million Cars for Ignition Switch Defect

After coming under increasing criticism and pressure GM finally folded under intense pressure and recalled 1.6 million vehicles for a defect in the ignition switch which caused vehicles to shut down while being driven.  The recall included six models – all from between 2003 and 2007 model years – including the 2005 – 2007 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s; 2003-2007 Saturn Ions; 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHRs, and 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and 2007 Saturn Sky models.  Thirteen deaths have been linked to the ignition switch defect.  Congress is now investigating whether GM concealed its knowledge on the defect.  U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman was quoted as saying “the committee will examine whether GM knowingly allowed faulty and dangerous cars to remain on the road.”  The Justice Department is also investigating whether GM broke any laws with its slow response to the problem.  IF YOU BELIEVE YOU OR A LOVED YOU HAS SUFFERED HARM FROM A DEFECTIVE GM IGNITION SWITCH, WE CAN HELP.  CALL PATRICK E. KNIE LAW OFFICES AT 1-866-665-4995 FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.