Monday, March 17
(Detroit, MI) -- A study by The Center for Auto Safety is linking 303 deaths to crashes involving one-point-six million compact cars being recalled by General Motors. GM is citing 12 deaths and 34 crashes from the ignition switch problem that has shut off cars and disabled air bags. The issue was first discovered in 2001, but no recall was issued until last month. The Center for Auto Safety sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration late last week with its research, showing the 303 deaths were in 2005 to 2007 model Chevrolet Cobalts and 2003 to 2007 Saturn Ions.