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GM knew of ignition defect a decade ago, report says – Automotive News

February 20, 2014

GM knew of ignition defect a decade ago, report says – Automotive News By Andrew Thurlow Gary Altman, program engineering manager for the Cobalt during its development, said in a deposition last June that while the modification listed in the bulletins was an “improvement, it was not a fix to the issue,” the paper said.…

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Why Civil Litigation Matters to Safety: GM Edition – Safety Research & Strategies Inc.

February 20, 2014

Why Civil Litigation Matters to Safety: GM Edition – Safety Research & Strategies Inc. If you want to know why civil litigation matters to safety, take these links over to USA Todayand read James Healey’s fine coverage of General Motor’s crappy, nine-years-too late 2005 Cobalt and Pontiac G5 recall, and attorney Lance Cooper’s request to the…

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GM knew of ignition defect a decade ago, report says – Automotive News

February 20, 2014

GM knew of ignition defect a decade ago, report says – Automotive News By Andrew Thurlow Lance Cooper, lawyer for Melton’s estate, told USA Today that Melton had taken her vehicle to the dealership for ignition switch problems, but did not receive the modification. GM settled the lawsuit by Melton’s estate, but wouldn’t comment further because of…

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Court Docs: GM Knew Of Cobalt Problem Before Fatal Crashes And Recall – Jalopnik

February 20, 2014

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…

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Lawsuit: GM knew of Cobalt ignition problem – USA Today

February 19, 2014

Lawsuit: GM knew of Cobalt ignition problem – USA Today By James R. Healey and Fred Meier Read the full story here. 

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Lawyer asks feds to force GM to explain recall timing – Courier Journal

February 19, 2014

Lawyer asks feds to force GM to explain recall timing – Courier Journal “Testimony of GM engineers and documents produced in Melton v. General Motors et. al., show that the automaker actually knew about the defective ignition switch in these vehicles in 2004 before it began selling” the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, says the letter to NHTSA from…

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Lawsuit: GM knew of Cobalt ignition problem in 2004 – Detroit Free Press

February 19, 2014

Lawsuit: GM knew of Cobalt ignition problem in 2004 – Detroit Free Press By James R. Healey and Fred Meier GM settled the lawsuit by Melton’s estate; the terms are confidential and the automaker said it would not comment because a dealer lawsuit continues. Melton had taken her car to the dealer for ignition switch…

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Lawsuit Claims GM Knew About Deadly Cobalt Problems 10 Years Ago – Cars.com

February 19, 2014

Lawsuit Claims GM Knew About Deadly Cobalt Problems 10 Years Ago – Cars.com “GM created a snap-on key cover to try to help with the ignition issue and advised dealers in a 2005 technical service bulletin to install the part if owners complained,” the newspaper reported. “Melton’s car never got one, and GM did not…

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GM aware of ignition problem in 2004, lawsuit claims – Big News Network

February 19, 2014

GM aware of ignition problem in 2004, lawsuit claims – Big News Network GM would not say if the crash that killed pediatric nurse Brooke Melton in 2010 was one of the six referred to in the recall, but court papers claim a recording system known as the car’s “black box” document the ignition switch…

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GM aware of ignition problem in 2004, lawsuit claims – UPI

February 19, 2014

GM aware of ignition problem in 2004, lawsuit claims – UPI GM would not say if the crash that killed pediatric nurse Brooke Melton in 2010 was one of the six referred to in the recall, but court papers claim a recording system known as the car’s “black box” document the ignition switch had moved…

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