Originally Posted by shikataganai
If you're paraplegic you simply shouldn't turn on the damn seat heaters. After all, you can't derive any benefit from them anyway.
We have too many lawyers here...
They did say it was an accident. And in case people were wondering about why he bought a car with it, they sometimes come grouped with other interior options.
That said, I don't think it should happen. I don't know about GM, but i think so. At Chrysler, our seats only stayed on for a set period of time. it would cycle to low after a certain amount, then cycle to off.
The dumb thing in the article is a note saying GM puts the warning in the manual now. That right there identifies this as a lawsuit-only issue. You can sue for stupidity and they can say they did the legal requirements of a warning. if they took this seriously, they would put a warning near the button, or set the timers as required by FMVSS law, or some other standard.