GM Pontiac Solstice Recall
GM Recalls 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstices
Thomas J. Henry is investigating reports of wrongful death, injury and diminution of value in connection to the recall of all 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice vehicles.
General Motors is advising consumers that a manufacturing flaw in the vehicles could result in the engine inadvertently shutting off, even when the vehicle is being operated.
This can result in the loss of anti-lock brakes and power steering, and may prevent airbags from deploying should the automobile be involved in a collision.
ABOUT THE PONTIAC SOLSTICE RECALL
- Year models affected included in the Pontiac Solstice recall are:
- According to General Motors, jarring events as simple as a bumpy road or the swinging of a heavy key ring can cause the faulty ignition switches to shift from the “run” position to the “accessory” or “off” positions.
- The Pontiac Solstice recall was announced on February 26, 2014. The recall covers five additional GM models and a total of 2.6 million vehicles.
- GM has stated that at least 13 deaths and 54 frontal collisions have been linked to the recalled vehicles.
GM COULD FACE $33 MILLION FINE
- General Motors is currently facing multiple federal and congressional investigations from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- Should the investigations prove that General Motors was negligent in their handling of the recall, or untimely in their reporting of the issue to the NHTSA, the company could face a fine of up to $35 million and additional criminal investigations.
- Documents indicate that the problem was first identified in 2001, when GM received a report of an ignition switch problem in a Saturn Ion test vehicle.