Georgia owners of vehicles impacted by the GM recall should be aware of the risks associated with driving vehicles involved in recent GM recalls. The initial GM recall involved an allegedly defective ignition switch, and many recalls have since followed for things such as a steering wheel recall, a fuel gauge recall, and an airbag recall.
GM Fined $35 Million After Initial GM Recall
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) fined GM for its failure to initiate the recall upon first realizing that its ignition parts in some vehicles were defective. The NHTSA has imposed its maximum fine of $35 million upon GM. The Department of Justice is also currently researching potential criminal actions that may be filed against GM in the future. Several other government agencies are taking a proactive role in investigating GM’s failure to detect faulty parts within its vehicles.
A Total of 29 Recalls as of May 2014
As of early May 2014, GM has initiated a total of 29 recalls. It is unclear whether the automaker will initiate additional recalls in the future. Those driving vehicles involved in a GM recall should be cautious in using the vehicles and may want to avoid using the vehicle until a part is mailed to one’s dealership. A side issue that may arise from the failed ignition GM recall is that many dealerships reportedly have yet to receive the replacement for the failed ignition part, as they did not send out replacement parts until April 2014. This means that Georgia residents may still be driving GM vehicles that contain potentially defective components.
Victims May Have a Claim for Compensation
Those who have been injured in a vehicle involved in any of the GM recalls should consider contacting Attorney Group for Georgia to learn more about their cases. We can discuss the facts of your case and help you determine whether you should pursue a claim for compensation. If you decide to proceed, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can help you file your lawsuit. Contact us today for a free consultation.