Reuters is reporting that plaintiffs filed what is believed to be the first lawsuit against GM in a federal court in Texas on Friday. GM’s alleged knowledge of the defected ignition that could cause the car to stall and crash without airbags deploying, led to the filing of the lawsuit. The initial plaintiffs are not alleging that they were harmed as a result of the defect, but claim that GM had know about the ignition switch defect and did not recall in 2004, creating a seriously dangerous situation.
The plaintiffs are seeking damages, including compensation for loss of the use of their vehicles a repairs and diminished resale value.
One of the many recalled GM vehicles is the 20065 Chevy Cobalt.
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