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Approved Death Claims Related to GM Ignition Switch Recall Rise to 90

DETROIT – The number of approved death compensation claims related to a recall of a faulty General Motors ignition switch has risen to 90, reported MLive. The claims were approved by a fund set up by GM to compensate victims of a defective part in mid-to-late-2000s model cars that has led to a massive recall ... Read More »

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 703,000 Vehicles in U.S. to Fix Ignition Switches

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 702,578 SUVs and minivans to fix defective ignition switches that can unexpectedly turn off the engine, according to documents posted Friday by U.S. safety regulators, reported Reuters. The recall covers Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country minivans from 2008 to 2010 model years and Dodge Journey SUVs from ... Read More »

GM Gets Deadline Flurry of Compensation Claims

The Jan. 31 deadline for claims to General Motors’ victim compensation fund spurred a flurry of 1,100 new filings, reported The Detroit Bureau. The rush brought the total number of filings to 4,180, including 455 death benefits: an increase from 338 the week prior. Claims for the most severe injuries rose to 278, up from ... Read More »

Approved Death Claims Related to GM Ignition Switch Recall Hit 50

The number of approved death compensation claims related to a recall of a faulty General Motors ignition switch has risen to 50, reported MLive. The claims were approved by a fund set up by GM to compensate victims of a defective part in mid-to-late-2000s model cars that has led to a massive recall and a ... Read More »

GM Does Not Have to Turn Over Notes to Ignition-Flaw Plaintiffs: Judge

A U.S. judge on Thursday refused to let plaintiffs’ lawyers suing General Motors Co access notes from lawyers the company hired to prepare an internal report on the automaker’s decade-long mishandling of a deadly ignition-switch flaw, reported Reuters. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan said interview notes from the “Valukas report” – named for ... Read More »

GM Ignition Compensation Death Claims Rise to 49

General Motors’ ignition compensation fund said Monday it has approved 49 death claims, four more than the previous week, along with five new injury claims, reported The Detroit News. In total, GM compensation adviser Kenneth Feinberg has approved claims for 49 fatalities and 72 injury claims linked to defective ignition switches through Jan. 16, his ... Read More »

General Motors Issues Three New Recalls, Cites Ignition Systems

General Motors Co began the new year by announcing three new vehicle recalls on Thursday, as the ignition switch crisis continued to dog the automaker after millions of vehicles were recalled in 2014, reported Reuters. No crashes or injuries were reported in the latest round of recalls involving 83,572 sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks. GM ... Read More »

Approved Death Claims Related to GM Ignition Switch Recall Rise to 42

DETROIT – The number of approved death compensation claims related to a recall of a faulty General Motors ignition switch has risen to 42, reported MLive. The claims were approved by a fund set up by GM to compensate victims of a defective part in mid-to-late-2000s model cars that has led to a massive recall ... Read More »

NHTSA Urging GM Vehicle Owners to Get Faulty Ignition Switches Fixed

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday that General Motors now has enough parts to fix faulty ignition switches in mid-2000s model cars tied to a massive and deadly recall, reported MLive. So the federal agency is urging owners of the affected cars to get the 1 million or so cars with the faulty ... Read More »

Approved Death Claims Related to GM Ignition Switch Recall Rise to 36

The number of approved death compensation claims related to a recall of a faulty General Motors ignition switch has edged up to 36, reported MLive. The claims were approved by a fund set up by GM to compensate victims of a defective part in mid-to-late-2000s model cars that has led to a massive recall and ... Read More »