A faulty ignition switch has led General Motors to recall 778,562 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 vehicles. GM has acknowledged that the faulty ignition switches have led to at least 22 accidents, resulting in six fatalities.
The recall involves 2005-2007 Chevy Cobalt and 2007 Pontiac G5 compact cars. When in operation, heavy key rings can turn the ignition off, causing the cars to stall. The stalled engine can turn off power steering and power brakes, making the vehicle difficult to control. Worse, it can cause the airbags to not deploy in the event of a crash. As part of the recall, GM dealers will be replacing ignition switches, but recommend taking non-essential items off of key rings until the problem is corrected.
Recalled vehicles rarely involve fatalities. If you believe yourself or a loved one to be the victim of a car crash caused by a faulty ignition switch in one of the recalled vehicles, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker today for a free consultation. You may be entitled to compensation.