29 May GM Recalls Have Affected 13.8M Vehicles, More Than GM Has Sold Since 2009
GM’s recalls pertaining to various equipment defects have become so extensive within the past 5 or so years that, currently, the auto maker’s recalls have affected more vehicle than GM has sold since 2009. In fact, while the GM recalls have reportedly affected about 13.8 million vehicles in the U.S, GM has only sold about 12.1 million cars and trucks during this same period of time.
This shocking news continues to spell trouble for the beleaguered auto maker as it has been struggling to regain a positive image – and profit margin – ever since filing for bankruptcy in 2009.
GM Recalls Could Result in Civil & Criminal Penalties
While GM is facing a growing logistical nightmare in terms of managing a number of ongoing massive recalls both in the U.S. and internationally, the auto maker’s problems could be far more extensive and expensive, particularly in light of the fact that the company is facing:
- Various car accident lawsuits that have been filed on behalf of people who are alleging that their serious accidents and resulting injuries were caused by GM’s defective vehicles parts – Additionally, some of these cases like, for instance, those related to ignition switch defects involve wrongful death claims and are contending that GM may have known about vehicle equipment defects as long as 10 years ago and yet waited to issue recalls until this year.
- Investigations and potential criminal charges from the Justice Department, as GM could be found to be criminally negligent for its failure to issue timely recalls of defective parts that ended up playing a role in causing fatal car accidents.
As the saga of the GM recall crisis continues to play out, professionals in both the auto industry and the legal field alike will be closely watching for how the company is held responsible and what it may mean for the future of the auto maker.
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