If you own a General Motor car that was involved in a recall – either by way of an airbag or oil change- then the likelihood is that you could be the target of a class-action lawsuit. The good news is that the manufacturer is obligated to defend plaintiffs against all cases. Click here and view the free, online GM Class Action Lawsuit catalogue.
GM is in hot water after thousands of Chevrolet Silverados began catching fire, referred to as the Silverado “Delphi fires.” This has led to filing a GM airbag class action lawsuit. Consumers have claimed that GM should have warned them about faulty ignition switches that could lead to fatal injuries like those in the case of Allison Atwood who died when her 2017 Chevy Silverado burst into flames.
GM filed a federal lawsuit on February 3, 2019, against the employee lawsuit which was recently rejected by the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. GM’s claim is that they cannot defend themselves in court because they were assigned to methodically bargain with this individual’s attorneys until he voluntarily gives up and stops his claim. GM claims litigation would be unduly oppressive on their business and jeopardize their public, honest and fair defence.
GM’s Ignition Switch Recall
GM has decided to act hastily and blame the car owners for getting trapped in their vehicles. They do this, by suing class-action suits against consumers who own older vehicles and got stuck in them with the ignition switch defect. This is not without risk, because despite GM’s lack of actions prior to their lawsuit launch, the company ships defect-laden cars on a regular basis (per NPR).
GM Replacing Airbags in Some Vehicles
A class-action lawsuit against General Motors, which calls on the company to repair defective ignition switches in nearly 1.5 million vehicles, was filed Friday. As part of the lawsuit, GM has been ordered to pull all police cars from the roads and halt any sell-off of any more recalled cars until they are fixed. General Motors issued a recall for about 466,000 vehicles worldwide at the end of November with an offer to swap defective airbags. The automaker intends to replace faulty airbags in certain models of some General Motors sport utility vehicles and trucks because they may fail without warning while the vehicle is being driven.
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against GM for Airbags
After the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommended that owners of vehicles equipped with front airbags be urged to bring them in for scrutiny, GM responded by refusing the inspection. Now a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the carmaker on behalf of thousands of those affected by their refusal and any future customers who have similar issues.
By not disclosing the danger of airbags being deactivated in cars on the market, General Motors is being accused of misrepresenting the safety of their cars. The lawsuit has been filed on behalf of those who were killed or seriously injured by cars with deactivated airbags.