General Motors has been in the news in recent months because of its appalling mishandling of its ignition switch defect and recall.
The defect in the ignition switch of several different GM vehicles, including the Chevy Cobalt, Pontiac Solstice, and Saturn Ion, allowed the switch to move from the “On” position into “Off” or “Accessory” mode if the key was too heavy. This put drivers in danger, as the defect could disable the airbags, anti-lock brakes, and power steering while the car is in motion.
In fact, the GM ignition switch defect has been clearly linked to the deaths of 13 people and dozens more accidents. [Read more...]