Last month, General Motors Corp. recalled more than 1,000,000 Chevrolet Cobalts and certain Pontiac and Saturn vehicles to repair an ignition switch problem. The defect can allow the key to slip from its “run” position under certain foreseeable operating conditions. This defect can cause an engine shutdown and loss of power steering, brakes, and safety systems, including its airbags and anti-lock brakes.
This defect has been linked to 31 crashes involving airbags that failed to deploy and deaths and injuries have resulted.
We believe General Motors has substantial liability for occurrences caused by sudden engine shutdowns.
We would like to talk to you about any cases involving serious injuries or deaths resulting from crashes involving the 2005-2007 Chevy Cobalt, or model year 2003-2007 Pontiac G5, Saturn Ion, Chevy HHR, Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky. Please contact us at (312) 828-9666 or by e-mail.