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GM is on tenterhooks these days. After a massive recall of 1.6 million vehicles, the American giant is now being sued for more than $ 350 million.
It all started on February 13, when GM has initiated a recall of 778,619 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5, about a problem at the contact. If keychains too heavy is attached to the key, or in case of severe vibration (eg, on beautiful roads of Quebec), the key can rotate itself, and put in "Off" position or "Accessories". This disables several vital functions of the car (engine, traction control, power steering, ABS brakes) and also prevents the airbags to deploy. This problem would issue 6 dead in Cobalt/G5 between 2005 and 2014.
The situation degenerated further when the recall was expanded to 1.6 million vehicles, and the number of deaths increases to 13 ...
GM would have been aware of the problem since 2001, four years BEFORE the start of the Cobalt/G5. However, he would have chosen to ignore the problem. In 2005, a newsletter service would recommend the installation of a plastic cover on the ignition key to "minimize the risks." However, only 474 customers have received this correction.
On March 19, an owner of Saturn Ion filed a lawsuit against the American giant. Although it is not the first, it differs from others on a key point, according to the lawyer who started the case, the "new GM" (created in 2009, following the bankruptcy of the former GM) should be responsible for the woes of his predecessor, as the new company would cover the problem too. Until now, all other proceedings had been instituted against the former GM.
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