Lawyer Asks NHTSA To Question GM About Timing Of Ignition Switch Recall – GM Authority

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Lawyer Asks NHTSA To Question GM About Timing Of Ignition Switch Recall – GM Authority

By Sam Mcheachern

“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)”, reads the letter to the NHTSA from Lance Cooper, the plaintiff’s lawyer.

Cooper represents Brooke Melton of Hiram, GA., the woman who died in an accident in her 2005 Cobalt. Data pulled from the vehicle’s black box shows the ignition switch was in the “accessory” position at the time of the accident and not the “run” position, causing the loss of power steering and airbags to be disabled.

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