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Cadillac CTS, SRX Recalled by GM for Ignition Problems

Tina Robinson2 years ago

The recalls continue to pile-up for General Motors as the automaker announced on Monday six separate recalls affecting more than 8.4 million vehicles in North America. According to the Los Angeles Times, certain model year Cadillac CTS and SRX sedans were recalled due to ignition switch problems.

About the Cadillac Ignition Switch Recall

GM has announced a recall affecting about 554,328 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS and 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX vehicles due to what is described as “unintended ignition key rotation.” The vehicles ignitions can slip out of the “run” position and result in engine stalls, brake failure, steering defects, and airbag failure. GM has said it will provide owners with an insert to change the head of the key from a slotted design to a smaller hole. The change, GM says, will keep added torque from shutting off the engine while driving.

GM has said it is aware of three deaths, eight injuries, and seven crashes associated with the defect.

Earlier this year, GM recalled about 2.6 million Chevy Cobalts, Saturn Ions, and other similar vehicles due to defective ignition switches that could cause the same issue. That recall spawned two congressional investigation, numerous inquiries, a $35 million fine, and a multitude of lawsuits after it was learned that GM knew of the defect for more than a decade. 13 deaths and 54 crashes have been linked to that ignition recall.

In June, GM also recalled nearly 600,000 Chevrolet Camaros and more than 3 million mid- to large-size vehicles with the same unintended ignition key rotation problem.

Description of the Recalled Vehicles

Monday’s recall affects the following makes and models:

  • 1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrique
  • 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero
  • 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am
  • 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2000-2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
  • 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

A separate recall for the same problem affects the following makes and models:

  • 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS
  • 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX
Thomas J. Henry Represents GM Recall Victims

Thomas J. Henry is representing more than 1,000 GM recall victims across the United States and has been investigating injuries and deaths linked to the recall since day one. The firm launched a nationwide media investigation into the recall in April, which brought forth thousands of affected individuals who had information critical to the investigation – information that the firm has handed over to federal agencies also investigating GM’s sluggish response the recall. As more and more individuals have flocked to Thomas J. Henry for representation, the firm has continued to push GM for a victim settlement fund. The firm has had several talks with GM’s victim compensation expert Ken Feinberg regarding appropriate victim compensation for the thousands affected by a fatal design flaw in ignition switches which left numerous dead and countless others seriously injured. 

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