News sources are reporting that an investigation has been started by the United States Legislature into if something should have been done sooner about General Motors (GM) vehicles with bad ignition switches which have resulted in several deaths.
GM has issues a recall pulling back those vehicles that have been implicated in these fatal crashes. The vehicles involved in this recall are Chevrolet Cobalts, Pontiac G5, Saturn Ion, Chevrolet HHR SUV, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Sky with year models between 2005 and 2011.
GM has set up a website to direct the recall process stating:
There is a risk, under certain conditions, that your ignition switch may move out of the “run” position, resulting in a partial loss of electrical power and turning off the engine. This risk increases if your key ring is carrying added weight (such as more keys or the key fob) or your vehicle experiences rough road conditions or other jarring or impact related events. If the ignition switch is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury or fatality.
The GM website does however say that it is best to remove everything from you key ring except for your vehicle’s car key to minimize risk in these vehicles.
The issues with the cars involve failure of air bags in serious crashes where the bags should have definitely deployed. We are certain that these vehicles are still on the road in Mississippi and encourage anyone with these cars to respond immediately to the recall before anyone else is hurt.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Chevrolet Cobalts, Pontiac G5, Saturn Ion, Chevrolet HHR SUV, Pontiac Solstice or Saturn Sky please contact our firm for a Free, no-obligation consultation with a Jackson, Mississippi attorney. Call us at 601-355-2022