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General Motors 53 Recalls, 39 Million Vehicles, 63 Deaths

Published: Aug 20, 2014 in Car Accidents, Defective Products

General Motors vehicles manufactured with substandard products may inadvertently cause extensive injury or death to drivers, passengers or operators of other vehicles, says product injury attorney Keith Belt.

General Motors has issued 53 recalls covering 39 million vehicles worldwide, since January 2014. When you realize that 13.8 million of these recalled vehicles were for product sold in the United States since their bankruptcy in 2009 and GM’s only sold 12.1 million vehicles during those 5 years, the company is in a tough position.

The 2.6 million worldwide recall for the flawed ignition switch, which causes the cars to shut off while being driven and disables the air bags, has been tied currently to 63 deaths. As of August 2014, General Motors has allocated $1.7 billion to cover dealer reimbursement when providing service on the recalled vehicles.

General Motors has taken steps to improve internal and external communications by coaching employees on forbidden terminology, which includes the following words and phrases:

  • Deathtrap
  • Hindenburg,
  • Powder keg
  • Titanic
  • Apocalyptic
  • You’re toast
  • Kevorkianesque
  • Widowmaker
  • Rolling sarcophagus
  • This is a lawsuit waiting to happen
  • Unbelievable engineering screw-up

You can view a complete detailed listing of each recall at – CNN Every General Motors recall in 2014

If you or a member of your family has a had an accident involving one of those vehicles, you should contact an attorney to discuss the potential of taking legal action for compensation. After a car recall that resulted in serious injury, you’ll want capable product liability lawyers who will fight for your rights. For a free consultation with our Alabama personal injury lawyers at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C., call today at (205) 933-1500. We have additional offices in Montgomery, Mobile, and Huntsville to best serve you at a location most convenient to you.