Automotive Engineering Expert Witnesses & GM Recalls

What areas of automotive engineering may expert witnesses consult and testify on? These experts may opine on vehicle dynamics, design defect analysis, engine and component failure analysis, and related matters.  This week the General Motors Co. compensation fund has approved 23 death claims for people killed as the result of defective ignition switches.  Attorney Ken Feinberg is overseeing the fund and has received 867 claims which included 153 for deaths.

The NHTSA Timeliness Query on 2014 GM Recall of Ignition Switches states:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued General Motors LLC a Special Order as part of a Timeliness Query investigation of the automaker. The Special Order is part of the agency’s ongoing investigation into the timeliness of General Motors’ recall of faulty ignition switches to determine whether GM properly followed the legal processes and requirements for reporting recalls. … We are a data-driven organization, and we will take whatever action is appropriate based on where our findings lead us.

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