Mississippi receives $1.47 million from General Motors settlement

Mississippi receives $1.47 million from General Motors settlement

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - Attorney General Jim Hood announced that Mississippi that Mississippi will receive over $1.47 million from a settlement with General Motors Company over defective ignition switches.

The settlement resolves a $120 million multi-state settlement after an investigation into allegations that GM failed to disclose problems with ignition switches installed in 2.1 million automobiles sold in the U.S.

"GM knew that people could be killed or seriously injured because of these defective switches but hid the problem anyway," said General Hood.

The defective switches can unexpectedly shift from the "run" position to "accessory" or "off," causing the vehicle to stall. It also disabled power steering, power brakes and airbags. GM became aware of the defect as early as 2004, but it took no action to notify consumers until 2014, according to a press release from the AG's office.

"Anyone who owns a GM vehicle should review these notices to make sure their vehicle is safe," said General Hood.

If you have purchased an affected vehicle and believe that they may have a claim against GM, you can file a complaint with the Consumer Protection Division of the AG's office at www.agjimhood.com.

Ignition Switch Recalls

·         NHTSA Recall No. 14V047, which includes these Motor Vehicles: Model Year (“MY”) 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, MY 2006-2011 Chevrolet HHR, MY 2005-2006 Pontiac Pursuit, MY 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice, MY 2007-2010 Pontiac G5, MY 2003-2007 Saturn Ion, and MY 2007-2010 Saturn Sky

·         NHTSA Recall No. 14V346, which includes these Motor Vehicles: MY 2010-2014 Chevrolet Camaro

·         NHTSA Recall No. 14V355, which includes these Motor Vehicles: MY 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse, MY 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne, MY 2000-2005 Cadillac DeVille, MY 2006-2011 Cadillac DTS, MY 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala, and MY 2006-2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

·         NHTSA Recall No. 14V394, which includes these Motor Vehicles: MY 2003-2014 Cadillac CTS and MY 2004-2006 Cadillac SRX

·         NHTSA Recall No. 14V400, which includes these Motor Vehicles: MY 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala, MY 1997-2003 Chevrolet Malibu, MY 2004-2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic, MY 2000-2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, MY 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero, MY 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue, MY 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am, and MY 2004-2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

·         NHTSA Recall No. 14V490, which includes the Motor Vehicle MY 2002-2004 Saturn Vue

·         NHTSA Recall No. 14V540, which includes these Motor Vehicles: MY 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice and MY 2008-2009 Pontiac G8