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General Motors Recalls 26 Million Vehicles

Millions of people may be due compensation in one of the largest automobile recalls in recent history. If you have owned a General Motors-made vehicle in the last 17 years, or a relative of yours has, you may be eligible for compensation. If you believe you are one of these people, contact Makarem & Associates at 310-312-0299 immediately.

GM has now recalled almost 26 million cars during the first six months of this year, amounting to more cars recalled in the last 9 years. Initially, GM recalled 2.6 million vehicles for ignition switch failures, this faulty switch can suddenly shut down the vehicle, causing crucial functions such as the power steering and airbags to shut down as well.

Eligible Vehicles

Those with Faulty ignition switches as original equipment:

2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR
2007 Daewoo G2X
2007 Opel/Vauxhall GT
2005-2006 Pontiac G4
2007 Pontiac G5
2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit
2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice
2003-2007 Saturn Ion
2007 Saturn Sky

Those who may have received faulty ignition switches in a repair:

2008-2010 Cobalt
2008-2011 HHR
2008-2009 G2X
2008-2010 GT
2008-2010 G5
2008-2010 Solstice
2008-2010 Sky

GM then added an additional 7.6 million vehicles to the recall in the U.S. for ignition problems and other safety defects. The recalls include 6.8 million older cars.  The ignition switch in these vehicles can turn off unexpectedly, shutting off crucial car functions.

The models include:

1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu
1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue
1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero
1995-2005 Pontiac Grand Am
2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala & Monte Carlo
2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
2003-2014  Cadillac CTS Sedan (554,000 have been recalled)
2004-2006 Cadillac SRX

Additionally, GM added 182,000 of the following vehicles:

2005-2007 Buick Rainiers
Chevrolet Trail Blazers
GMC Envoy XLS

These vehicles are being recalled due to a possible electrical short in the driver’s door module that could disable the switches and, in rare cases, overheat the module, which presents a fire risk.

GM is telling owners of the vehicles to remove all items from their key ring and leave only the vehicle key to operate the cars.

If your vehicle is one of the one’s listed above and you were a victim or an heir of a victim who suffered from a car crash caused by a faulty ignition switch, you will need strong legal representation to guide you through the complex claim process.  We are here to help you. Call Makarem & Associates at 310-312-0299 or email us at info@makaremlaw.com.  Claims can be submitted beginning August 1st, so call us immediately, the compensation fund details must be discussed with an attorney.