General Motors Co. said it shouldn’t be forced to tell car owners to park models with faulty ignition switches until they are fixed because they’re safe to drive if government-approved recall instructions are followed.
General Motors Co., which recalled more than 2.59 million small cars for faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths, was sued in a proposed class action in Manhattan federal court, adding to more than a dozen similar cases filed across the country.
General Motors Co. was told by a U.S. judge to provide more explanation for why she shouldn’t force it to tell drivers of 2.59 million recalled small cars to “park it” until faulty ignition switches are fixed.
General Motors Co. will have to tell owners of 2.59 million recalled small cars to “park it” if customers suing the automaker convince a judge faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths make them too dangerous to drive.
Lawyers suing General Motors Co. over the recall of 2.59 million small cars for faulty ignition switches say the best judge to handle the litigation is the one overseeing Toyota Motor Corp.’s acceleration cases, which resulted in a $1.63 billion settlement.