In recent weeks, General Motors (GM) has continued to come up in news media outlets. The automaker recently released a recall of an additional 284,000 older Chevrolet vehicles. To date, GM has recalled about 13.8 million vehicles. According to reports and lawsuits, consumers with recalled GM vehicles continue to grow more frustrated at the automaker’s alleged failure to initiate an earlier recall and provide the affordable replacement parts to consumers. GM now has publicly called for a total of 29 recalls in recent years.
The Attorney Group for Texas is ready to assist those who have been injured by a vehicle involved in a GM recall. If you have been injured in a car accident due to a possibly defective vehicle, consider contacting Attorney Group for Texas to discuss your legal rights in your particular situation.
Consumers are reportedly concerned by GM’s delayed response in recalling its allegedly defective vehicles. Individuals who own a GM vehicle that has not yet been recalled have reportedly shown concern over whether their vehicle could be recalled in the future. These recalls and recent lawsuits have raised a lot of questions for anyone driving a GM vehicle.
The Most Recent GM Recall
The most recent GM recall is for over 284,000 Aveo and Optra vehicles. GM has stated that the recall for these vehicles entails a faulty part that could overheat and cause a fire to break out in the vehicle.
The GM recall that most individuals know about is the faulty ignition recall. The media has reported extensively on the GM recall entailing the faulty ignition part in certain vehicles. Vehicles that currently have the defective ignition system may suddenly turn off while a driver is operating the vehicle. In addition, the vehicle’s airbag system may be turned off and unable to function. If an individual becomes involved in a serious car accident, he or she is at a higher risk of suffering from serious injuries or death.
List of Vehicles Currently Recalled Due to Possibly Defective Ignition Parts
GM has recalled the 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, 2007 Pontiac G5, 2005-2007 Chevy Cobalt, 2006-2007 Chevy HHR and 2007 Pontiac Solstice. Individuals who currently have one of these vehicles should use extreme caution in driving the vehicle. They may be at risk of becoming involved in a car accident if they drive one of these vehicles before it has been repaired. If injured, consider seeking legal counsel with the American Injury Attorney Group to discuss your legal rights.
To date, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reportedly linked 13 deaths to ignition defects in GM vehicles. Experts have stated that there is a likelihood that more deaths may be linked to the failed ignition GM recall in the future.
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If you have been injured in a vehicle that is involved in any of the recent GM recalls, it is important that you know your legal rights. The Attorney Group for Texas can discuss your case and help you determine whether you have a legal claim. Contact us today for a free consultation on your legal rights.