More than 1 million Cadillac vehicles made by General Motors from 2000 -2014 are being recalled as part of the nationwide effort to fix cars installed with defective ignition switches. Hundreds of injuries and dozens of deaths are blamed on the GM ignition switches, which can cut power to vehicle while being operated on roadways.
The ignition switches installed by GM were not manufactured with enough torque to keep the key in the “on” position if bumped by a driver’s knee or pulled down by a heavy key chain. Drivers operating these vehicles will lose all power steering, power brakes, and have their airbags disabled if the key is switched into the “off” or “accessory” position.
List of Cadillac vehicles recalled
The following Cadillac vehicles are under recall by the NHTSA:
- CTS 2003-2014 (557,000 vehicles)
- Deville 2000-2005 (194,000)
- DTS 2006-2011 (187,000 vehicles)
- SRX 2004-2006 (75,000 vehicles)
GM ignition switch injury lawyer
General Motors has set up a $400 million compensation fund for victims who have been hurt in an accident due to their defective ignition switches. The deadline to file a claim is January 31st, 2015.
The Cochran Firm’s Washington, D.C. office has a team of dedicated and experienced attorneys who specialize in personal injury and product liability cases. We are actively investigating claims submitted to us by people who have been injured by Cadillac vehicles produced in the years mentioned above and are ready to fight for the compensation our clients deserve.
Please call us at 202-682-5800 or fill out a contact form here on our website for a free case evaluation. The evaluation is free and confidential. Because of the deadline to file a claim we urge you to contact us as soon as you can in order to preserve your rights.