Prosecutors in Texas may pursue criminal charges against General Motors, after the automaker publicly admitted its ignition switch defect is linked to the 2004 death of a Van Zandt County man.
A judge in Van Zandt County has reversed a guilty plea and manslaughter conviction for a woman who was the victim of one of General Motor’s faulty ignition switches.
For the owners of 189,000 General Motors SUVs, the days of parking them outside the garage for fear that they could catch fire will soon come to an end.
Emails show that General Motors ordered 500,000 replacement ignition switches almost two months before telling safety regulators that the switches would be recalled.
“I want it understood that they day of GM being a polite competitor is over,” Barra tells the Detroit Economic Club.
The automaker posted a net profit of $1.38 billion, or 81 cents per share, from July through September.
A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. Is your car on the list?
The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.
At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
Twenty-four hours after a massive airbag recall, consumers are experiencing yet another road block in the process.
The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.
Despite the heavy publicity surrounding the scandal, many drivers evidently haven’t heard of the recall or haven’t grasped how serious the defect is…