According to some of the reports, General Motors, ordered a half a million ignition switches before it alerted the federal safety regulators about the engine ignition issues that can stall the car. General Motors made a recall of the cars almost a month ago and apparently, the company was already aware of it months before.
According to the reports, General Motors exchanged few emails with one of the dealers — Delphi, for an order of the nearly 500,000 ignition switches. If we look at the emails, the dates are stated back in the December 2013. It can be assumed that the General Motors was aware of the issue almost a year ago but only notified the federal safety regulators only a few months before. Till now there have been no responses from the Delphi and General Motors on this issue.
“This is simply mind-blowing in its raw evilness,” said Bob Hilliard, lead counsel for the personal injury and wrongful death plaintiffs in the Federal Multi District Litigation against General Motors.
“GM should have notified its customers immediately to take all weight off of their keychains. By the time GM ordered these parts, it had to have already spent months making the decision to place the order,” Hilliard said in a statement.
Earlier we reported that the new recall that was made on Saturday, which includes 46,873 Pontiac G8s from 2008 and 2009 and Chevrolet Caprices, which were designed as a police vehicle, manufactured between 2011 and 2013. GM said that the engine keys can be accidentally knocked out by the driver while driving, shutting off the engine and air bags. The car can stall and cause serious injuries. A total of 10,005 Cadillac CTS-Vs were also recalled that were built in the year 2004 and 2007, and STS-Vs that were manufactured from 2005 and 2007.