Lawsuits say later models of Chevrolet Cobalts affected
- posted: Mar 27, 2014
General Motors Co., facing lawsuits in the U.S. and Canada over faulty ignition switches, may not have recalled all Chevrolet Cobalts with the defects, according to two complaints filed against the automaker.
While the flawed switches prompted GM to recall 1.6 million cars, including Cobalts for the model years 2005-2007, defects that have been linked to deaths weren't all fixed, according to a complaint filed Monday by 13 customers in federal court in San Francisco.
The complaint includes a claim that faulty key systems persisted in Cobalts through 2010, while a suit filed in Alabam alleged GM knew of problems with Cobalts built before April 2009.