A recent report linked 303 deaths to faulty airbags in recalled GM vehicles. GM recalled 1.6 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches that could turn off the engine, which disables the airbags. The study by the Center for Auto Safety reviewed federal crash data and linked the deaths to this recall.
GM officials say that the report does not go into enough detail to draw meaningful conclusions, and call the claim “pure speculation.” However, GM is investigating the issue, and has linked the ignition switch to 12 deaths. Furthermore, they admitted that GM employees have known about this issue since as early as 2004.
A recent report by The New York Times claims that federal safety regulators received over 260 complaints about General Motors vehicles that suddenly turned off while being driven.
The recall covers the 2005 to 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt, the 2006 to 2007 Chevrolet HHR, the 2007 Pontiac G5, the 2006 to 2007 Pontiac Solstice, the 2003 to 2007 Saturn Ion, and the 2007 Saturn Sky. If you or anyone you know have been injured in any of these vehicles, please contact us for a free case evaluation.