Oldsmobile Aleros produced from 1999-2004 and Intrigues produced from 1998-2002 are part of the nationwide GM ignition switch recall. The recall has been issued because ignition switches in these models may turn off while driving. If this occurs while the vehicle is in operation, the steering, brakes, and airbags will be disabled.
Dozens of people have been killed and hundreds injured because of the GM ignition switches. GM is facing thousands of claims related to these faulty ignition switches.
GM may have violated federal law when it failed to issue a recall within the required five business days. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration fined GM $35 million, the maximum allowed under the law, for its failure to issue a timely recall. Company emails also show that GM waited months before issuing a recall in order to acquire the necessary parts from its supplier.
If you or a family member was hurt in an accident involving a 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero or 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, you may be eligible for compensation. The Washington, D.C. office of the Cochran Firm has a team of dedicated attorneys who are ready to fight to get the compensation you deserve.
GM has established a $400 million fund to compensate victims injured by faulty ignition switches. The deadline to file is January 31, 2015. Although you may be eligible to file a claim after this deadline, we recommend contacting us at your earliest convenience in order to preserve your rights. We offer free case reviews to GM ignition switch victims in order to analyze if you qualify for compensation. Call us at 202-682-5800. Our consultations are prompt and confidential.