Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $120 million multi-state settlement with General Motors over allegations that auto manufacturer concealed safety issues related to ignition-switch-related defects in GM vehicles.
New York will receive $4,331,339.27 as a result of the settlement.
In 2014, more than 9 million GM cars were recalled because of ignition-switch-related defects.
Under certain conditions, the ignition switches could be moved from the “Run” position to the “Accessory” or “Off” position, causing the car to lose power to its electrical systems, including power steering and power brakes.
If a crash occurred during this loss of power, the vehicle’s airbags also could fail to open.
The seven vehicle recalls impacted 25 different makes and models, which are listed in the complaint.