GM Recalls Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5 after Fatal Accidents

General Motors Co. is recalling almost 800,000 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 compact cars to fix a problem that could prevent airbags from deploying in a crash. The automaker said it knows of 22 such accidents, including five in which six people died. Abraham Watkins is currently handling cases involving faulty airbag deployment.

The recall involves 619,122 Cobalt and G5 cars sold in the U.S. from 2005-2007 model years with the remainder sold in Canada and Mexico.

This was the second large recall by an automaker in a week. Just a few days before, Toyota Motor Corp. recalled almost 1 million cars sold in the U.S. to fix software glitches. The recalls included about 700,000 of its popular Prius hybrid, from 2010-2014 model years to fix a software problem that causes the car to stall.

Not even two months into 2014, the auto industry is on pace to recall more cars this year than last. The manufacturers recalled almost 22 million cars last year according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That was 34% higher than the previous year and the most since 30.8 million vehicles were recalled in 2004, according to the agency.

Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 65 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. For more information, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at (713) 222-7211.