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.
GM is telling customers to park the SUVs outdoors because they could catch fire when left unattended.
Sixty-three death claims have been filed so far with the lawyer handling payments for those involved in wrecks caused by faulty GM ignition switches. A compensation expert spokeswoman said 125 claims were received Friday.
The probe was opened over an April 2011 car crash that severely injured an elderly man when the passenger air bags didn’t deploy.
Lawmakers put Barra on the spot, telling the CEO she should have fired GM’s corporate counsel, Michael Millikin, based on the conclusions of an internal report.
Earlier this week, General Motors announced the recall of more than 3 million vehicles. The recall is for ignition problems dating back to 2000, which means used car buyers should beware.
For the second day in a row General Motors is recalling vehicles because of safety concerns. The latest recall includes 218,000 Chevy Aveo’s. GM says the vehicles can catch on fire due to a faulty part in the vehicles headlights.
General Motors is adding 218,000 subcompact cars to its growing list of recalled vehicles. The new recall covers certain Chevrolet Aveo cars from the 2004 through 2008 model years.
General Motors is adding 824,000 small cars to its ongoing recall tied to defective ignition switches.
The recall covers vans from the 2009-2014 model years and includes GMC Savana and Chevrolet Express models.