Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Keyless Ignitions
September 15th, 2015 | By: Walker Advertising | Posted in: From the CEO
A class action lawsuit has been filed against 10 major automakers—including Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Honda—over keyless ignitions. The automakers are accused of ignoring the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, which has allegedly led to at least 13 deaths. According to the complaint, cars with keyless ignitions do not automatically shut off when the key fob is no longer in range, potentially leading to the buildup of carbon monoxide. The complaint alleges automakers failed to provide appropriate warnings about the issue and the associated risks
Auto manufactures hit back against the suit, claiming their cars come equipped with warnings about the engine shutoff issue. GM recalled some 2011-2013 model vehicles to install a software update that automatically shut off the engine due to carbon monoxide risks.
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