Chevrolet Cobalt Accidents
In February 2014, General Motors Co. announced that it would be recalling around 800,000 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 vehicles made in 2005, 2006, and 2007. The vehicles were sold in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, with over 600,000 being recalled in the U.S. alone. According to the company, the recall is being issued due to a defective key ignition switch. Unfortunately, 22 Chevy cobalt accidents have already been reported, with five of these frontal accidents resulting in the death of six people.
At the Auto Defects, we know that far too many people are injured in accidents involving defective vehicles such as this every year, and these Chevrolet Cobalt accidents are just the latest in a history of accidents caused by vehicle defects. Though nothing can make up for the undue harm and loss that people sustain in such accidents, the manufacturers can often be held legally responsible for the consequences, providing victims with much-needed financial compensation and justice.
Issues with the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5
The Chevy Cobalt and G5 cars reportedly have an ignition switch problem that allows the car key to switch into the “off” position on its own, which causes the engine and many electrical components to turn off and lose power while driving, which can leave the driver unable to control the vehicle or come to a safe stop. This sudden and unexpected loss of power can unfortunately cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles, resulting in frontal collisions / front-end collisions, rear-end collisions, side-impact collisions, rollovers, and single vehicle accidents in which a vehicle strikes a pole, tree, or other object.
This ignition switch problem can potentially cause the following issues:
- Loss of control
- Loss of power
- Loss of power steering
- Loss of power brakes
- Failure of airbags to deploy
Though these issues have thus far only been noted when a person drives the vehicle off-road, it could potentially happen to any driver in any situation.
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Contact a Chevy Cobalt Accidents Lawyer
If you or someone you love was involved in a Chevrolet Cobalt accident, resulting in injuries or other losses, our lawyers at the Auto Defects believe you may be owed financial compensation. To discuss your legal options in this situation and find out just what we can do for you to help you pursue both compensation and justice, call .