GM / Chevrolet Response
General Motors (GM) has issued a safety recall for 2005-2007 model year Chevrolet Cobalts as well as 2007 Pontiac G5s. This recall comes after multiple car accidents and fatalities have been associated with the recalled vehicles due to a faulty ignition switch. In serious cases, the flawed ignition switches cause the cars to suddenly lose power, which can compromise the airbag's ability to deploy and the driver's ability to control their vehicle.
Though repairs and design improvements will protect drivers and passengers in the future, attorneys at the Willis Law Firm know that many people have already been injured because of this serious defect. If you have been injured while driving or riding in a Chevy Cobalt or Pontiac G5, you could be eligible to pursue compensation from the manufacturer of these vehicles.
Response to Defects
A recall notice will be sent to Cobalt and G5 owners by mail. The recall (assigned recall number 13454) affects 2005-2007 Cobalts and 2007 Pontiac G5s.
A replacement of the ignition switch will be the main repair needed in order to improve the safety of the recalled vehicles. GM will distribute instructions to dealerships regarding the processes of replacement and reimbursement. Consumers will be eligible for full repair reimbursement if they have repairs performed on or before the 10th day after the mailing process is completed.
Contact a Chevy Cobalt Injury Lawyer
Car accidents can leave victims dealing with significant injuries. If you have been involved in a car accident caused by a defective Chevy Cobalt, you could be entitled to compensation for your resulting injuries and other losses. The attorneys at the Willis Law Firm have years of experience helping accident victims pursue the compensation they need, and are ready to put this experience to work for you. Call (800) 883-9858 to discuss your legal options with a member of our team today.