Consumers in the U.S. recently filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against 10 car manufacturers due to faulty “keyless ignitions” installed in millions of vehicles, International Business Times reported.
According to the class-action lawsuit filed by the 28 plaintiffs, the automakers deliberately concealed the defect, which affected more than 5 million vehicles. The plaintiffs claimed that the engines of their vehicles were still running and continued to produce carbon monoxide even after exiting the vehicle with their electronic key. At least 13 people have already died and some were injured from accidental inhalation of carbon monoxide, the lawsuit also claimed. Among the 10 automakers identified as defendants were Daimler’s Mercedes Benz, BMW, Ford Motor Co., and Fiat Chrysler.
The lawyers of Goings Law Firm, LLC represent people in Columbia who lost their loved ones or have been injured by defective vehicles. If you are in such situation, call us today at (803) 350-9230 to find out how we may help you pursue negligent car makers and to possibly get remunerations you need for recovery.