Plaintiffs and GM Battle over “Park-it-Now” Decision

The debate in the controversial General Motors vehicle recalls have shifted over to whether or not all of the near 2.6 million vehicles should be grounded until the ignition defect has been fixed. Spokespeople for GM have claimed that the cars could be driven safely if operators used keys which were not weighed down.

A federal judge is considering whether or not to rule that GM issue a “park-it-now” notice.

The CEO of GM, Mary Barra, stated that there was no evidence saying the automaker’s cars were unsafe to drive when using only the key in the ignition. Using this rationale, she claimed there was no reason to ground the recalled vehicles.

However, a Texas attorney said that he has the evidence Barra is seeking. The attorney’s client, Laura Valle, claimed that she removed all of the keys from her keychain after receiving the recall notice in March. Even when following the outlined procedure, Valle claims here Chevy Cobalt shut off on her while driving 25 miles per hour.

The General Motors scandal involves car ignition switches randomly turning off while the vehicle was still in motion. This product defect led to brake failure, air bags being disabled and power steering malfunction. It is linked to 13 deaths and multiple injuries.

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