Ten automaker giants are now facing class action lawsuits over millions of cars equipped with keyless ignition systems that may fail to shut off the car’s engines, even after the drivers leave the car with the electronic key fobs. This poses the risk of injuries and death due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
According to the lawsuit, which was filed by 28 plaintiffs in a federal court in Los Angeles, the companies failed to install an auto-off feature that would shut the engine off if left running for a long period of time. The lawsuit also stated that many drivers misunderstood the role of electronic key fobs, believing that the car will stop as soon as the key fobs were no longer inside the car.
So far, 13 deaths and several injuries have been associated with the issue. Among the car makers involved are Toyota, Fiat, Chrysler, General Motors, Honda, and others.
At Ravid & Associates, P.C., consumers who have been harmed by a defective vehicle in Detroit can seek help in recovering the damages they have incurred through a lawsuit. Call us at (248) 948-9696 for a free case assessment today.