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U.S. agency to investigate immediacy of GM’s recall response

Last Updated: 11 March, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is conducting an investigation into whether Detroit, Michigan-based automaker General Motors issued a recall of 1.6 older-model small cars with faulty ignition switches soon enough upon discovering the defect. Thus far, the vehicles have caused 13 fatalities.

According to the agency’s policies, an auto manufacturer has five days after discovering a defect to report said defect to the NHTSA or the automaker can be fined as much as $35 million, as per legislation that came into effect in 2013.

Among the vehicles included in GM’s recall were 2005 – 2007 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s, 2003 – 2007 Saturn Ion compacts, and 2006 – 2007 Chevrolet HHR SUVs, Pontiac Solstices, and Saturn Sky sports cars.

A manufacturer can be held liable if the use of a product they created causes innocent consumers undue harm. If you have suffered as a result of a defective product in Kankakee, seek help from our attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (815) 929-9292. We may be able to file a lawsuit and represent you against the manufacturer.