GM Drivers Say Defect More Widespread Than Thought

Law360, New York (March 25, 2014, 5:42 PM EDT) -- A putative class of General Motors Co. car buyers alleged Monday that the defect behind last month’s 1.6-million-vehicle recall extends beyond the faulty ignition switches the carmaker has acknowledged, implicating additional models that haven't been recalled.

A sprawling class action complaint in California federal court said that GM’s recall of 1.6 million models produced between 2003 and 2007 won’t cure the danger of sudden engine shutoffs because the defect transcends the vehicles’ ignition switch and also includes the placement of the switch, the use of different...
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