Posted on Friday, August 28th, 2015 at 1:17 am    

Defective Product Claim Points to Death of 13 People In Major Automaker Cover-up of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazards

10 of the world’s largest car makers should have recalled millions of keyless ignition switches that did not turn off when the drivers failed to manually push the stop button before exiting the vehicles. The defective product lawsuit claims that 13 deaths and many other serious injuries have been a result of carbon monoxide poisoning after the engines unknowingly continued to run.

It was reported that 28 consumers filed a class-action defective product lawsuit against 10 car manufacturers in federal court this week. The suit claims that the car makers did not inform consumers about the possibly deadly product defect associated with keyless ignition switches. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received many complaints about this defective keyless ignition switch issue.

The defective product lawsuit listing the defendants: GM, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Ford, BMW, Bentley, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Kia and Volkswagen stated that they were aware of these risks. The lawsuit accuses the car makers of not providing adequate safeguards and consumer warnings about the potential flaw that can allow the car’s engine to continue to run after the driver has walked away from the car.

Since the cars continue to run putting out deadly carbon monoxide the colorless and odorless gas can be a silent killer. In the defective product claim it points out that drivers have parked their cars inside a garage and removed the keyless fob thinking that the engine has shut off. But as it turns out the car unknowingly continues to run filling the garage and attached house with the deadly carbon monoxide. As a result this scenario has lead to 13 confirmed deaths and many other serious injuries.

The suit points out that this product defect could have been simply fixed if the car makers added an inexpensive feature that automatically shut off the engines if the key fob was removed from the car interior. It is very early on in this defective product lawsuit to predict the outcome but the Sacramento personal injury attorneys at the Tiemann Law Firm will be providing updates as the case develops.

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