Judge needs more time on GM recalled cars request

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 4, 2014 at 4:37 pm •  Published: April 4, 2014
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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas said she would consider arguments made Friday and await additional information, before deciding whether to grant an emergency injunction that could force General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million cars with a defective ignition to not drive them until repaired.

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos said she had not had time to thoroughly read a new brief by the plaintiffs filed shortly before the hearing.

A flawed ignition switch in Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other small cars allows the key to turn from the "run" position to the "accessory" position, causing the loss of power steering and brakes.

GM has admitted to knowing the switches were defective for at least a decade, but didn't start recalling the vehicles until February.



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