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Reports of Dangerous Defects Go Beyond Recalled Cobalts

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

According to Bloomberg, two complaints filed against General Motors allege that the company has failed to address all the Chevrolet Cobalt defects that have been linked to deaths.

Fatal Defects beyond Ignition Switch Recall

As General Motors struggles to handle a recent recall of 1.6 million vehicles affected by faulty ignition switches, customers allege that the company has failed to address a number of other dangerous defects found in Cobalt models not included in the recall.

While the ignition switch recall includes 2005-2007 year model Chevrolet Cobalts, recent complaints filed against the GM claim that reports of faulty key systems and vehicles unexpectedly stalling have persisted in Cobalt models through 2010.

So far, 13 customers have filed a complaint in federal court in San Francisco alleging that GM has been aware of multiple dangerous defects in Cobalt built before April 2009. Additionally, plaintiffs claim that these defects caused their vehicles locked up or unexpectedly shut down as they were traveling on the freeway.

A similar lawsuit filed in Alabama included service bulletins distributed to dealers concerning key sticking in or binding to the ignition in non-recalled Cobalts.

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