Transcript for Keyless Ignition Lawsuit Alleges Risks
Millions of us drive cars with keyless ig nigsz, and ten of the world's largest auto makers are facing a major lawsuit tonight claiming those ignitions are to blame for more than a dozen carbon monoxide death. Here's ABC's Ryan Owens. Reporter: Starting your car without having to grab your keys. A modern convenience that a new lawsuit alleges can also kill. The lawsuit filed this morning in California says 13 deaths and numerous serious injuries have been caused from carbon monoxide poisoning. Drivers who took their keyless fob but left their car running, the garage filling with toxic fumes. Mary Rivera is not part of this suit, but says she nearly died after leaving her car running. The ignition didn't turn off. I thought I turned it off, but apparently I didn't. Reporter: Today's lawsuit names ten of the biggest car companies. Some of their cars do have warning lights and tones so you know the car is long but consumer advocates have long said those warnings should be standardized. Further, they say all cars should have emergency shutoff. You get out of the car and you leave your interior lights on, you go away for 15 seconds, it turns off. Why can't you just turn the engine off and avoid these needless deaths? Reporter: Ford tells ABC news the keyless system is safe and reliable and volk wagon said safety is a priority. When we come back, josh
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