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    Posted July 25, 2014 by
    Rochester, Michigan

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    GM Airbag Failure Lawsuit Rise Due To Failure To Deploy In An Accident

    At least 303 people may have died and numerous others may have been injured in automobile collisions involving GM cars and airbag failure to deploy. Many of the collisions may be linked to a faulty ignition switch that can unexpectedly and suddenly move from the “On” or “Run” position to the “Off” or “Acc” position. When this occurs, the motor engine and certain electrical components, including the power assisted steering, anti-lock brakes, and air-nag systems are turned off, thereby endangering the vehicle occupants and compromising the safety airbag system.

    The massive recall sparked a congressional investigation that ultimately determined that GM was aware of the ignition switch problem in 2006. At that time, the company made a modification to the switch. However, it never made a public announcement of this modification, or issued a recall at that time to fix GM automobiles outfitted with the faulty ignition switch.

    The ignition switch problem led GM to recall more than 2.6 million cars in February 2014, including:

    2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
    2005-2007 Pontiac G5
    2003-2007 Saturn Ion
    2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR
    2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice
    2007-2010 Saturn Sky

    Court documents indicate that GM Class Action Lawsuits are rising across the country, including a complaint filed by the Oliver Law Group P.C. on behalf of a Livingston County, Michigan, woman whose 2004 Saturn Ion shut down while she was driving the car. According to the GM Class Action Lawsuit, the woman was able to coast the Saturn off to the side of the road and was not injured.

    A recent lawsuit was filed on behalf of a 26 year-old-woman in Mercer County, W.Va., Circuit Court, naming both General Motors, and two other entities, Delphi Automotive and Ramey Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge, as defendants. It is believed the accident occurred do to a faulty ignition switch causing the victims brakes to fail at an exit ramp and she lost control of the vehicle and it went into the path of a tractor-trailer at the intersection. The car’s airbags also failed to deploy.

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