Earlier this week, General Motors (GM) announced that they are replacing
542 ignition switch kits after detecting a faulty tab. These kits were
to be used on vehicles recalled earlier this year due to ignition switch defects.
The faulty kits were built on July 1. GM decided to replace them after
discovering broken tabs associated with the anti-theft system. According
to a GM spokesperson, the parts passed all other inspections, and the
faulty tab won’t cause any safety issues.
None of the 542 kits requiring replacement had been used to fix the
defective vehicles involved in the massive
GM recall earlier this year. In order to prevent this problem from occurring again,
GM is adding a visual inspection to future ignition switch kits.
GM claims that as of July 7, approximately 15% of the 2.6 million recalled
vehicles have been repaired. Their goal is for all of the ignition switch
kits to be produced by October.
If you’ve been injured in a
car accident caused by a GM vehicle with a defective ignition switch, you may be entitled
to receive compensation for your damages. The attorneys at Golomb &
Honik have decades of trial experience and have handled numerous
defective auto cases.
Over the course of their careers, our attorneys have developed a strong
track record of success, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars in
damages on behalf of our clients. This will give you the edge you need
when seeking to maximize your compensation.