A recent recall announced by General Motors affects these brands of cars:
Buick Regal LS and GS
Chevy Monte Carlo
If you were involved in an accident with any of these cars, please call us today at 877-732-8792 to learn how to join our possible class action suit against GM.
GM was aware of the ignition problem 10 years ago, but chose not to issue a recall until this year. This is just one of numerous GM recalls issued during the last several months.
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C., a leading national law firm, can get you compensation for the danger that GM exposed you to when they let these faulty vehicles continue to go out on the road.
"GM has known for 10 years that some of its cars had a defect that could result in a total failure of a car's electrical system, including the loss of steering, brakes and airbag deployment. Rather than admit the defect and offer car owners repairs, GM concealed the defect and continued to sell the cars. GM knowingly put millions of lives at risk, and should be held accountable. Customers should be fully compensated."
--Robin Greenwald, Weitz & Luxenberg.
Recall Details: A Key Chain Can Turn Off Your Car
The defect these GM cars have is that an ignition problem can cause the car to shift from the "run" position to the "accessory" position.
This can shut off the car's engine, airbags, power steering and power brakes as you are driving - which affects your ability to control the vehicle. It also potentially reduces the effectiveness of the airbag safety feature.
It can be triggered by having a heavy key chain, or simply hitting a bump in the road. Short people are especially at risk of triggering this defect, due to the way their body is positioned behind the wheel.
The engineers at GM knew about this problem in 2004, but they are just letting the public know now.
GM has acknowledged 13 deaths and 31 car accidents due to this problem. The Center for Auto Safety believes that there have been 303 deaths related to the recalled car models.