At least 36 people have lost their lives due to accidents caused by defective ignition switches in General Motors vehicles. The number of death claims approved for settlement from GM’s $400-600 million victims’ compensation fund rose one from 35 a week ago, according to the report released Monday by attorney and compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg....Read more
In 2014, GM vehicles with defective ignition switches were recalled. Many lawsuits were also filed over the disastrous defect.
Emails recently surfaced between General Motors and parts supplier Delphi Automotive, raising numerous questions over the handling of the ignition switch recall scandal. A full 117 days before GM began issuing letters to vehicle owners about the recall, GM placed an urgent order for 500,000 replacement ignition switches from Delphi—a crucial piece of information that...Read more
Fatalities blamed on recalled General Motors vehicles with defective ignitions rose to 27 this week, up three from the previous week according to independent compensation expert and attorney Kenneth Feinberg. At least 151 other death claims are currently under review. Claims for non-fatal injuries rose to 1,193 from 1130 last week. Of those, Feinberg’s office reported...Read more
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Saturday that General Motors is recalling another 46,873 vehicles for defective ignition systems that can be knocked into the off position, powering down a vehicle and disabling safety features like airbags. The latest ignition recall covers 2008 and 2009 Pontiac G8s and 2011 through 2013 Chevrolet Caprice police...Read more