On Monday, a news report was issued about a lawyer for General Motors Co. (GM) processing claims over injuries and deaths alleged to have been caused by the automaker’s faulty vehicle ignition switch.
The lawyer — Kenneth Feinberg — determined that 100 deaths could be linked to the defective switch, according to the report from Bloomberg.com, which added that he was reviewing 589 injury claims and 37 death claims.
GM sent the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) a letter in February 2014 in which the automaker said that the switch could slip out of the run position and result in vehicle air bags not deploying.
In May 2014, the NHTSA issued a written statement saying that GM had agreed to pay a $35 million penalty for failing to report problems with the switch quickly enough.
GM has also created GM Ignition Update, a website where consumers can find information about vehicles affected by the recall.
The affected vehicle brands are listed there and include Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Saturn. For each brand, the model and years when the vehicles were manufactured are listed, along with instructions for locating a dealer that can repair the ignition switch.
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