GM Fuel Gauge Recall
In the wake of its February and March 2014 recalls of vehicles related to faulty ignition switches and power steering issues, General Motors Company (GM) has issued another recall for nearly 52,000 Buick Enclaves, Chevrolet Traverse SUVs, and GMC Acadia SUVs from 2014. United States regulators report that onboard software may cause the fuel gauge to read inaccurately, prompting the GM fuel gauge recall. Owners of vehicles affected by the GM fuel gauge recall can visit a dealer to have their vehicle engine control module reprogrammed.
This flaw can result in error readings of up to a quarter tank of gas, which may result in engine shut off and accidents. A vehicle affected by the GM fuel gauge recall should be taken into a dealer immediately. A person or family member that was in an accident, injured, or killed by a defect related to the GM fuel gauge recall should seek legal advice from an experienced product liability lawyer. If you have questions about your legal options or the possibility of a claim, contact Attorney Group today for a free consultation.
Product liability lawyers note that, in addition to the GM fuel gauge recall, an ignition recall was issued on 2.6 million GM vehicles in February 2014, which could cause affected switches to move out of the “run” position, shutting off the power and engine of the vehicle while in operation. In March 2014, GM issued a issued a recall of 1.5 million vehicles due to an electronic power steering assist that could fail and render the vehicle nearly impossible to steer. Persons injured as a result of any of these product failures should consult with a product liability lawyer to see if they have an actionable case.
The GM fuel gauge recall comes amid criticism of GM over their handling of recalls. In testimony before Congress, GM CEO Mary Barra had no answers to offer regarding the allegedly poor handling and faulty products being used by GM. The ignition switch was found to be well below the typical standards that GM expects of products used in its vehicles. The reported fact that GM had been fielding reports of faulty vehicles for nearly a decade without action was of great interest to Congress members, but the CEO was unable to give any concrete answers at the time of the hearing.
Seeking Compensation For Injuries Or Fatalities
If you or a loved one has experienced injury or a fatality due to recalled GM parts, consider seeking legal advice from a product liability lawyer. Contact Attorney Group today for a free, no obligation consultation to evaluate your case. If you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an experienced product liability lawyer who can help you pursue damages. Don’t wait. Contact the AIAG today.