GM Knew of Ignition Switch Defect in 2001 | News | HMG LLP

GM admits knowing of defective ignition switch in 2001

August 31, 2017

Source: By Jeff Glor | CBS Evening News

MARCH 13, 2014, 6:39 PM | General Motors acknowledged that it knew about an issue with ignition switches turning off in 2001 in Saturn Ions, but a comparable ignition cylinder was put in Chevy Cobalts and other cars starting in 2004. The Center for Auto Safety sent a letter to NHTSA detailing the number of deaths in Saturn Ions and Chevy Cobalts when airbags did not deploy.

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