General Motors Ignition Switch and Other Problems Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This settlement is meant to settle economic loss claims relating to 2014 recalls and the Chapter 11 case for the former General Motors with a $121.1 settlement fund. The claims are brought on behalf of current and former owners and lessees of vehicles with problems with ignition switches, key rotation, side airbag wiring, or electronic power steering systems that were the subject of recalls. The defendants include New GM, the Motors Liquidation Company GUC Trust, and the Motors Liquidation Company Avoidance Action Trust.

This settlement does not resolve claims for personal injury, physical injury, or wrongful death.

Docket Number:

14-MD-2543 (JMF) (MDL 2543)

Company: General Motors

Filing Deadline: March 18, 2021

Objection Deadline: October 19, 2020

Exclusion Deadline: October 19, 2020

Final Approval Hearing: December 18, 2020

Proof of Purchase:

This class action covers a great number of vehicles. In some instances, documentation of various kinds may be needed; in others, none will be required. See the notice, the claim form, and the other forms for details.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if, at any time as of or before the recall announcement date of the recalls for your vehicle, owned, bought, or leased one of the vehicles at issue in any of the states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, or any other US territory or possession. Five subclasses have been defined for this action:

- Subclass 1: The Delta Ignition Switch Subclass
- Subclass 2: The Key Rotation Subclass
- Subclass 3: The Camaro Knee-Key Subclass
- Subclass 4: The Electronic Power Steering Subclass
- Subclass 5: The Side Airbag Subclass

You must either (1) currently own or lease the vehicle and have had the recall repair done or will have it done now, before the final recall repair date, or (2) have formerly owned or leased the vehicle. You can look up your vehicle’s VIN on the settlement website to see if it is included in the settlement.

Note that the final date for filing a claim form has not been announced. It will be no earlier than March 18, 2021. For more information and for lists of vehicles in each class, see the Notice at https://www.gmignitionswitcheconomicsettlement.com/admin/services/connectedapps.cms.extensions/1.0.0.0/asset?id=c57d96e8-7485-4377-8a64-6a4f213efe37&languageId=1033&inline=true

Typical Settlement Amount:

This settlement covers a large number of vehicles and a variety of problems. More weight will be give to ignition switch and key rotation problems. In dividing the Net Common Fund, claims for ignition switch problems will be given twice the weight, and claims for key rotation problems will be given one and a half times the weight, as claims for the other three problems.

Total Settlement Amount: $121.1 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

Unknown

Law Firms:
Hagens Berman
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Claim Form: General Motors Ignition Switch and Other Problems Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In re: General Motors Ignition Switch Litigation

Settlement Website: General Motors Ignition Switch and Other Problems Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

GM Ignition Switch Economic Settlement Claims Center
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91354
Seattle, WA 98111
info@gmignitionswitcheconomicsettlement.com
1-877-545-0241

Tags: Defective Automobile, Defective Ignition Switch, Key Rotation, Power Steering, Side Airbags