GM Reaches $120m Settlement With States Over Switches

AG Hawley Announces $120 Million Multistate Settlement with GMC Over Defective Ignition Switches

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has announced that Idaho will receive $1.2 million of a multistate settlement with General Motors over allegations it concealed ignition safety problem in its vehicle. "This settlement will help us investigate and prosecute similar cases of corporate misconduct in order to protect Pennsylvanians".

Instruct its dealers that all applicable recall repairs must be completed before any General Motors motor vehicle sold in the USA and included in a recall is eligible for certification and, if there is a recall on any certified pre-owned vehicle sold in the US, the required fix must be completed before the vehicle is delivered to a customer.

The state of MI will receive just under $4.3 million in the settlement which, according to the state's attorney general will go into the state's general fund. GM recalled 9 million cars.

In 2014, GM issued seven vehicle recalls in response to unintended ignition related issues, which could move the vehicle out of the "Run" position and into "Accessory" or "Off". The issues could also result in the safety airbags failing to deploy, increasing the risk of serious injury or death. GM continued to market the reliability and safety of its motor vehicles which were equipped with this defective ignition switch - reads a statement from the Michigan Attorney Generals Office.

The states alleged, according to the release, that certain GM employees knew of the defect as early as 2004 but its personnel decided it was not a safety concern.

Maintain a Global Vehicle Safety Organization that identifies and investigates safety issues.

Not represent that a motor vehicle is "safe" unless they have complied with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standards applicable to the motor vehicle at issue. If there is a recall on any certified pre-owned vehicle sold in the USA, the required fix must be completed before the vehicle is delivered to a consumer.

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