Date
20 November 2017
GM has been sued for causing injuries and deaths due to faulty ignition switches in some cars. Photo: Bloomberg
GM has been sued for causing injuries and deaths due to faulty ignition switches in some cars. Photo: Bloomberg

GM hit by new lawsuit over faulty ignition switches

General Motors was hit Tuesday with a lawsuit brought on behalf of 658 people allegedly injured or killed in accidents involving cars with faulty ignition switches, Reuters reported.

The lawsuit was filed by a Texas lawyer in a Manhattan federal court, where dozens of cases against GM over the switch recall have been consolidated. 

Since the beginning of the year, GM has recalled nearly 15 million vehicles worldwide over potentially defective ignition switches, the report noted.

The company has set up a program to compensate victims of crashes involving about 2.6 million of those cars, mostly Cobalts, Ions and other small cars that it linked to 54 crashes and 13 deaths.

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