GM Won’t Extend Ignition Switch Claim Deadline

GM Won’t Extend Ignition Switch Claim Deadline

GM doesn’t plan on extending the deadline for ignition switch claims again.

The American automaker has denied a request by U.S. senators to extend the Saturday deadline for victims of the company’s massive ignition switch recall. GM released a statement saying that it feels it has “conducted extensive outreach about the program,” and has contacted over five million current and former owners of the recalled vehicles. The company has already done an extension to January 31 for the deadline and the compensation fund has been taking claims since August 1.

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Senators are arguing that “injured parties do not know enough about their legal rights or facts to make an informed decision,” adding that many “cannot have sufficient information until the DOJ concludes its criminal investigation and the bankruptcy court decides whether to lift the liability shield that GM now unjustifiably hides behind.”

[Source: Automotive News]

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