GM Ignition Switch Recall Lawsuits

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In 2014, General Motors recalled millions of cars due to ignition switch problems, which may have prevented airbags from deploying in hundreds of auto accidents throughout the U.S. in recent years. Potential catastrophic injury lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits are being reviewed nationwide for accidents involving recalled Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn vehicles.  

GM RECALL LAWSUITS: A growing number of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits over the GM recall are being pursued in courts throughout the U.S., as well as class action lawsuits on behalf of all vehicle owners.


OVERVIEW OF GM IGNITION SWITCH RECALL: On February 7, General Motors recalled about 778,000 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 vehicles due to a problem with the ignition switches.

According to the manufacturer and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the vehicles may have ignition switches that shut off when heavy key rings are used or when jarred. This could cause the airbags to fail to deploy in the event of an auto accident.

GM expanded the recall on February 25 to include 1.6 million cars, and admitted that it had known about the problem since 2001, yet failed to act. The automaker again expanded the recall on March 28, with another 824,000 vehicles in the U.S. The worldwide total of recalled vehicles now totals about 2.59 million.

According to the NHTSA, the recall affects the following vehicles:

  • 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt
  • 2005-2007 Pontiac G5
  • 2003-2007 Saturn Ion
  • 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR
  • 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice
  • 2007-2010 Saturn Sky

GM has struggled to answer questions on why it waited so long to warn owners about the dangerous conditions of the vehicles, facing regulatory, congressional and possible criminal probes, as well as mounting lawsuits and injury claims.

GM Recall Wrongful Deaths: Since the recall, GM has launched a victim’s settlement fund, and acknowledged that at least 124 death claims filed through that fund are linked to GM ignition switch problems. The company agreed to pay victims’ families at least $1 million.

FIND OUT IF YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR A GM IGNITION RECALL LAWSUIT: As a result of the manufacturer’s failure to warn vehicle owners of the dangerous condition of their cars, financial compensation may be available for those who were injured or lost loved ones in vehicles affected by the General Motors recall.

Free consultations and claim evaluations are provided by lawyers reviewing potential GM injury lawsuits throughout the United States.



  1. Sarah Reply

    I own a 2010 Cobalt which is at a dealership and has been for over a month due to failures with the ignition switch. I have had multiple issues with this car including power steering motor, valves in the engine, air bag sensors, turn signal and now the ignition switch. I was driving my car with my 1 month old son in the back and the ignition cut off causing me to hit a curb and blow out a tire. Thankfully I was in a parking lot and not on the highway. I don’t recommend this car to anyone. Before I bought my Cobalt I really liked and trusted GM. Not anymore.

  2. EMILY Reply

    my child died in 2007 and was 5 yeas old. Due to a stupid chevy cobalt airbag not deploying. I can not get my child back nor will money bring her backwe were just ignored and pushed under the rug and now if they dont make it right for my other children we will pursue further action. I will always hold them responsible and will never ever buy another chevy. I wrote to the head offices of GM about 6 times over the past few years and nothing was ever heard back. I am now ready to take them to court over this and make them pay for what they did. GM SHOULD BE ASHMED OF THEMSELVES

  3. Gee Reply

    In April 30, 2013 merging onto Lincoln Drive, in Pennsylvania. The car shut off and I had no steering control. The car A Fliping motion that cause the car to continue to spin around, crashing the GT G6 2009 in the guard railing several times. The front of the car was totalled but the car’s air bag never deployed. I am now being charged for this accident on my insurance policy. With such severe front extensive damage to a car and the air bag not being deployed, something definitly wrong with the car.

  4. thomas Reply

    I owned the 2005 chev. Colbalt that crashed in wisconain ending two young girls lives.the crash also forever changed a third young girls life that night as she sufferd life altering damage in the crash. The countless lives forever change because of these horrible killer colbalts and other gm cars all for greed, profit and status.we filed complaints to ntsa and gm just after the crash as well as recent years

  5. Lydia Reply

    Front end collision in 2003 Chevy Silverado HD where airbags failed to deploy causing serious injury

  6. William Reply

    The ignition switch in my 05 Grand Prix has yet to be fixed! We took it in for the recall so they made new keys and called it fixed, but now we took it back for the same issues now it’s gonna cost u $700 plus a new battery,$170 to fix the ignition recall.

  7. Heather Reply

    I was involved in an accident Jan. 2016 hitting a guard rail head on in a 2001 Saturn L300 none of the airbags deployed I hit my face on the steering wheel and have had lower back issues I tried contacting numerous attorneys but they said there wasn’t anything I could do

  8. Michael Reply

    I recently found out about the recall on my car and my transmission had went out about 3 months ago for a known reason anyways my father was disabled was with me in the vehicle we were driving back home from the mechanics and a truck hit me from the back I was not at fault point is I just found out about the recall he’s my father or I have a lawsuit against my car company for failing to warn me about all the serious defects with the vehicle before selling it to me from the used car lot I recently called the recall to fix my car but the accident had happened before I contacted them your new about it point is but I do know about it as my father or me eligible for any compensation for the fact that the airbags did not come out nobody died but we were injured and I have back issues my dad has back and neck issues but the fact that the car has a recall on it and it was unknown to my passenger which is my father and myself at the time of the accident does this mean that I have conversation

  9. AGUSTIN Reply

    I was involved in two accidents, neither one was I at fault.

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