Dangerous Product alert: GM recall of Chevrolet Cobalt

Product Liability
Mar 19, 2014

General Motors announced last month that is has recalled the Chevrolet Cobalt which has been linked to fatal accidents due to a faulty ignition switch. This ignition switch issue has been linked to at least 13 deaths. The problem is attributed to heavy key rings which can accidentally pull the key into the "off" position, an issue which can also happen when the car goes over a bump, disabling the car’s airbags. According to the Los Angeles Times, GM said in a statement that all of the crashes occurred off-road and at high speeds. Evidence revealed that GM may have been aware of the problem as early at 2004, but just recently issued the recall.