General Motors is facing several lawsuits in regards to the recall of over 1.6 million of its small cars. Amongst them are two unique suits out of California and Alabama, which claim GM has not issued a recall for all of the affected models.
According to a filing from the federal court in San Francisco, the ignition switch problem is present on Chevrolet Cobalts through to the 2010 model year. GM’s recall currently only covers Cobalts produced in the 2005-2007 model years. The suit claims that the ignition switch in the newer cars could be shut off by a driver’s knee.
The case in Alabama alleges GM sent technical service bulletins advising dealers that the keys may “stick” or “bind” in the ignition in certain model year Cobalts and other vehicles which were not recalled last month.
“We won’t comment on specific allegations,” GM spokesman Jim Kane told Autoblog, “but we’re confident that we’ve recalled all of the vehicles that could have faulty ignition switches.”