GM Chevrolet Camaro Recall
GM Recalls Chevrolet Camaros for Ignition Issue
General Motors has issued a recall for 464,721 2010-2014 Chevrolet Camaro vehicles due to an ignition switch issue.
According to the automaker, a driver’s knee can bump the key fob, causing the ignition switch to shift out of the “run” position and into the “accessory” or “off” positions. When this occurs, power to the engine can be suddenly reduced or cut off completely.
CAMARO RECALL ECHOES COBALT/ION RECALL
- Though the Camaro ignition switch is different from faulty part equipped in the 2.6 million vehicles recalled by GM in February and March of 2014, the results of the defect are all too similar.
- When the Camaro ignition switch shifts, drivers are left without essential safety features including power steering, anti-lock brakes, and airbags.
- According to General Motors, at least three crashes in which airbags have failed to deploy have occurred, resulting in four injuries.
- In their previous ignition switch recall, GM linked the faulty part to more than 40 frontal collisions in which airbags failed to deploy and 13 deaths. Independent reports place the death toll much higher.
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 of their original ignition recall.
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 to 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.