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GM Dealer Demands Damages Over 'Dangerous' Car Inventory

Tuesday, 03 Jun 2014 10:30 AM

A General Motors Co. dealer in Arkansas is seeking compensation for being saddled with an inventory of “highly dangerous vehicles” that includes cars not yet recalled over ignition-switch defects.

Nettleton Auto Sales Inc. demanded actual and punitive damages on behalf of all of the company’s U.S. dealers in a complaint filed May 23 in federal court in Little Rock, Arkansas. GM disclosed the lawsuit yesterday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan.

GM “actively” concealed the ignition-switch defect until this year, Nettleton alleged. Detroit-based GM has recalled 2.59 million cars to repair the switches while blaming 13 deaths on the defect, which could unintentionally cut engine power and deactivate air bags.

“Plaintiff believes that there are other GM vehicles which suffer from the same or substantially similar ignition switch defects as the defective vehicles identified” on GM’s recall list, Nettleton said. The additional vehicles will be added later to the list of cars causing the dealer losses, according to the complaint.

GM doesn’t comment on litigation, spokesman Kevin Kelly said by phone.

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A General Motors Co. dealer in Arkansas is seeking compensation for being saddled with an inventory of "highly dangerous vehicles" that includes cars not yet recalled over ignition-switch defects.
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