The first trial of lawsuits filed against Detroit, Michigan-based automaker General Motors regarding the faulty ignition switch which led to accidents and injuries is scheduled to take place on Monday, January 11. This bellwether trial will focus on the complaints brought by plaintiff Robers Scheuers.
According to Scheuers’ lawsuit, the air bag of his 2003 Saturn Ion did not deploy during a crash in May 2014, despite the fact that he had followed GM’s advisory and removed all keys from his key ring except for the ignition key. Scheuers is also complaining that GM put customers in unnecessary danger by not recalling the vehicles at an earlier date and not facilitating repairs in an adequate manner.
GM started recalling 2.6 million vehicles with the defective ignition switch – which can cause engine stalling and non-deployment of air bags – in February 2014.
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