Nearly 2.6-million GM owners worldwide might be told to park their vehicles until they’re fixed due to a recent recall.
A “park-it” order could be forced onto GM if U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in Corpus Christi, Texas believes the vehicles are too dangerous to drive. The park-it order is considered a fail-safe solution to prevent further accidents until all the ignition switches have been replaced in the affected vehicles.
A dozen deaths have been linked to the ignition switch recall and the request for the park-it order was made in connection with the proposed class-action lawsuit of as much as $10 billion for the lost value of the Chevrolet Cobalt and other vehicles related to the recall. The American automaker is currently facing lawsuits by car owners and investors in addition to lawsuits involving injuries and deaths related to the vehicles.
Yesterday, GM CEO Mary Barra reiterated that the recalled vehicles are safe to drive so long as the ignition key isn’t weighed down with additional keys or other items on the ring.
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