GM Settles Two Cases Where Ignition Switch Failed to Deploy Airbags

According to the Associated Press, General Motors has settled two defective ignition switch cases.

The cases involved plaintiffs who were seriously injured when the airbags in their vehicles did not deploy properly. They settled for an undisclosed amount.

General Motors has admitted that the ignition switches in some older vehicles could move from their intended locations causing the motor to turn off and shutting off the airbag system. The defective switches have been recalled in 2.6 million vehicles and are linked to 274 injuries and 124 deaths.

According to Carl Tobias, a University of Richmond law professor, GM has been trying the weaker cases and settling the stronger ones.

Three more federal trials are scheduled for 2017.

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