Federal Judge Declines To Issue “Park It Now” Order For Recalled GM Vehicles8
A federal judge today rejected an emergency order directing General Motors to issue notices to 2.6 million owners that have been affected by the ignition switch recall. Attorneys for Charles and Grace Silvas, owners of a 2006 Cobalt, had sought to order the “park it now” notices.
However, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in Corpus Christi, Texas, denied the request in the ruling, stating, “The court is of the opinion that National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is far better equipped than this court to address the broad and complex issues of automotive safety and the regulation of automotive companies in connection with the nationwide recall.” General Motors had argued the vehicles were not unsafe to drive as long as nothing was attached to the key fob while the key is in the ignition.
Robert Hilliard, lawyer for the plaintiffs, said it was a “sad day for tomorrow’s victim. Unfortunately at GM, when profits come up against morality, profits seldom lose.”
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You mix lawyers and politics into this mess it just makes a bad thing even worse.
Thank God the judge has some common sense here.
Why don’t Charles and Grace “just park” their Cobalt if they are so concerned,no one is stopping them. Sounds like another lawyer ploy to get some big bucks.
You are correct as I don’t think Charles and Grace are all that concerned it is just their lawyers trying to get a high profile for their case and public opinion from those who really do not fully understand the story.
Like I said on the HHR web site few people have any concern or even know anyone who has even had an issue.
Those who are concerned about this issue should try and replicate it in their vehicle. While parked turn the car on. Now grab that hunk of keys and crap hanging down from the key and push toward the IP. In pretty much any vehicle with a column mounted key the key will rotate counterclockwise and turn off the car. This represents a very fast stop of the vehicle.
You can see the hanging stuff puts a rotational force on the key head because the key ring hole is oblong and the force is at the outer diameter of the key.
Now take all your crap off. There is no way the key will turn from stopping the vehicle or bumps.
If I see an pontiac or chevy or other GM product behind I switch lanes.
I don’t think that’s necessary since I’ve always seen zillions of Cobalt/G5/HHR running around and have no problems
TALKING ABOUT MORALITY!
Better than GM’s ignorance and doing nothing.