Ignition Switch Safety Recall
In February, 2014, General Motors recalled 1.6 million vehicles because of a faulty ignition switch that has been linked to the deaths of 13 people. To make matters worse, the company may have known about the defect for over a decade.
Multiple GM vehicles from the 2007-2014 model years are developing dashboard cracks. One of the most common areas of concern is around the passenger airbag cover, leaving owners wondering about potential safety risks.
Inaccurate Gas Gauge
One of the more infamously problems with GM vehicles is a faulty fuel gauge that often leaves owners wondering just how much gas is left in their tank.
Where Interior Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- 2005 Trailblazer fuel gauge not working 225 (100%)
- 2004 Impala speedometer gone haywire 187 (83%)
- 2005 Trailblazer instrument panel malfunctioning 120 (53%)
- 2005 Trailblazer speedometer stopped working 86 (38%)
- 2004 Trailblazer gauges fluctuate 82 (36%)
- 2004 Impala gauge cluster malfunction 79 (35%)
- 2006 Trailblazer fuel gauge is inaccurate 78 (35%)
federal case against GM’s handling of their ignition switch recall might be over, but a judge has left the door open for owners to sue the automaker for economic losses if they want.
Judge Jesse Furman ruled on claims of "manifest defects," or what claims can proceed based on if the defect manifested itself to a customer. The consolidated lawsuit is a massive 1,700 pages of arguments that GM should pay any vehicle owner who owned a recalled car equipped with bad ignition switches.
If you own (or have owned) one of the affected cars, this judge says you should be able to sue GM even if problems related to the ignition switch never affected you personally.
Normally I’d say there’s no way that’ll hold up in court … but it just did.
You should avoid getting rear-ended in a 2018 Sonic until you get your seats repaired as part of this recall.
I mean, you should probably just avoid getting rear ended in general, but I think you know what I mean.
General Motors is recalling 71 model year 2018 Chevy Sonics because the seatback frames may not be strong enough to hold in a rear-end crash … The problem is a joint in the driver-side seatback frame that wasn't properly welded, making the frame too weak to hold in a crash.
A proposed settlement will award certain GM owners in Arizona about $200 each for owning cars with ignition switch problems.
The $6.28 million will be paid to about 33,000 GM owners in Arizona, as long as they purchased the vehicles between July 2009 and July 2014 and didn't get rid of the vehicles before the ignition switch recalls were announced in 2014..
As with any settlement, there are plenty of stipulations which you can read about here.
GM owners tired of their dashboards looking like a faultline have taken the matter to the court.
General Motors allegedly tells consumers the damage is merely cosmetic, but the plaintiffs claim in addition to safety hazards, the damaged dashboards and instrument panels cause a loss of value of the vehicles.
GM wasn't going to issue a service campaign or recall, and the feds won't investigate issues they don't consider to be a safety defect. With so many of these vehicles having this problem, owners had no other choice but to file a lawsuit.
Dennis Ward says he was involved in an accident after his HHR's ignition switch shut off, causing a "sudden and unexpected power loss."
The next day, GM expanded its ignition switch recall to include his now totaled car. He filed a lawsuit in October 2014, and while GM was able to get certain claims dismissed – some by taking personal shots at Ward – the case will move forward.
This comes after the Supreme Court ruled that GM can't hide behind its "old GM vs new GM" defense. The company's bankruptcy does not mean it can shed the hundreds of lawsuits its facing.
GM is recalling every single current-generation Camaro, all 511,528 of them, because of an ignition switch issue similar to the one that already killed 13 people.
Or 74 or more depending on who you ask.
The driver's knee can bump into the key fob causing it to inadvertently move the ignition out of the 'run' positon. Once that happens you're like Popeye without spinach -- just a bunch of flabby muscles you can't use.…