Family of man killed in crash still receiving GM recall notices

Posted at 6:57 PM, Jun 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-12 18:57:50-04

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. -- The family of a young Albemarle man who died in a car crash five years ago says they are still receiving General Motors recall notices for his Pontiac G5, which was one of the cars linked to faulty ignition switches that could cut power steering and airbags.

Brenda and Gordon Hair filed a lawsuit last month alleging GM concealed an ignition switch problem, which they say caused the crash that killed their son Ben back in 2009.

GM is now sending out recall notices but apparently, but apparently did not cross reference their mailing list with the families of people who died in crashes.

Gordon Hair told WCAV that makes it really hard to believe GM is genuinely sorry.

"They say I’m sorry that we are sending recall notices out to people who have died in our automobiles and then four days later we receive a recall notice for what they just apologized and said we're sorry we're not going to do it anymore."

Brenda Hair said she had been begging the auto giant to stop sending the recall notices and postcards for years. IN fact, she said she has even visited dealerships and called GM's corporate headquarters.

"Every two to three months for the last four years and anything I tried to do to get it stopped didn’t work," she said. "I told them my son is dead, I don't want any more reminders. And I can’t believe GM didn’t have any way of tracking the instances of parents calls."