GM is accused of causing more than 300 deaths to delay recall

GM is accused of causing more than 300 deaths to delay recall

A failure in the ignition of General Motors cars sold in Canada and the United States, and that affects 1.7 million units, may have caused 303 fatalities in the cylinder, according to a survey by Friedman Research Corporation, which provides services for American insurers. Knowing failure since 2001, the automaker has delayed the recall for repair part and only released on February 13, 2014.

The problem faced by the affected cars can cause injury, since due to wear of the ignition cylinder, the kernel can not support the weight of the key, which can rotate within the system and stop the engine unexpectedly, which would prevent the operation the appropriate brakes, airbags and Exchange system. Such scenarios, according to the survey of the company, would have caused 303 deaths so far.

The recall, announced on February 13, 2014, affects vehicles: Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5 and Pursuit, manufactured between 2005 and 2007 sold in Canada; Saturn Ion 2003 until 2007, Pontiac Solstice and Chevrolet HHR 2006 and 2007 and Saturn Sky 2007 sold in the United States.

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