Court Docs: GM Knew Of Cobalt Problem Before Fatal Crashes And Recall – Jalopnik
By Patrick George
Melton had taken her car into the dealer for ignition switch problems and just picked it up the day before her fatal crash, Lance Cooper, lawyer for Melton’s estate, says. She bought her 2005 Cobalt new in August of 2005.
…[Cooper] had a “black box dump” done, and that is when it was discovered that the ignition key had come out of the “run” position and shut off the engine at the time of the crash. Cooper argues that is what caused Melton to lose control.