Oldsmobile Intrigue Included in GM Extended Ignition Recall
General Motors extended the number of recalled vehicles with ignition problems to more than 8 million vehicles on Monday. According to the Wall Street Journal, more than 6.8 million U.S. vehicles are affected by the recall, including certain Oldsmobile Intrigue.
About the Oldsmobile Intrigue Recall
GM has said overall the recall affects about 7.6 million vehicles in North America, including the 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue. GM has described the problem with the recalled vehicles as “unintended ignition key rotation.” Extra weight on the GM key, drivers’ knees, and bumpy roads can cause the ignition switch to move out of the “run” position, resulting in engine stalls and airbag failure.Three deaths, eight injuries, and seven crashes have been linked by GM to the newest recall.
In June, GM recalled nearly 600,000 Chevrolet Camaros and more than 3 million mid- to large-size cars to correct the same problem behind Monday’s recall. The new recall is also similar to the GM ignition recall announced earlier this year that affected about 2.6 million older compact cars, including the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. That recall placed the automaker under intense scrutiny and legal action after it was learned that GM employees were aware of problems with the ignition switches for more than a decade but failed to act.
Description of the Recalled Vehicles
Monday’s recall affects the following makes and models:
- 1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu
- 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue
- 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.
AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT RESULT
$1.8 MillionExpenses: $20,000.00 | Attorneys Fees: $765,000.00 | Net to Client: $1 Million
AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT RESULTS
$2 MillionExpenses: $78,475.96 | Attorneys Fees: $850,087.96 | Net to Client: $1,071,436.00
AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT RESULT
$2.3 MillionExpenses: $200,000.00 | Attorneys Fees: $900,000.00 | Net to Client: $1.2 Million