The recent recall of more than 1.6 million vehicles produced by General Motors has shed light to the auto manufacturing giants liability for injuries resulting from defects in their products. Manufacturers of consumer products including passenger vehicles have a duty to product goods that are safe to use. Furthermore automobile manufacturers owe a duty to properly warn consumers of dangers associated with the use of their products and or recall such vehicles which are known to present a heightened risk of harm due to faulty design and manufacturing. There are several ways to establish liability against General Motors for the production and sale of defective vehicles. 1. Failure to Properly Warn: According to the investigation by the NHTSA, General Motors had knowledge of issues concerning the ignition system of their vehicles as far back as 2004. According to label defects laws manufacturing entities properly communicate any known and knowable dangers and or defects associated with the common use of their product. In other words General Motors may have (1) owed a duty to purchasers of their vehicles to issue a recall at an earlier time so as to prevent harm and (2) Owe a duty to any future purchasers of their vehicle to fix the issue and or properly warn of dangers associated with the use of their product. 2. Defect in the Original Design of the Automobile: A defect in the research and design phase of a vehicle can be proven in several different ways. Generally a design defect can be shown when at the time of vehicles production an alternative design existed that posed a greatly reduced risk of significant harm the driver of the vehicle of other motorist on the road. In other words if there was an optional ignition switch system that was at a reasonably similar costs and was less dangerous that the one used then liability can be established.