Attorney John Uustal is quoted in this story in the New York Times, and in this May 18, 2018 story from New Zealand. The New York Times article details cases handled by John Uustal, and the evidence he discovered. The Times story surveys 17 car companies regarding their compliance with voluntary standards recommended by the Society of Automotive Engineers for the past seven years.
The twenty-eight deaths were from carbon monoxide poisoning from engines accidentally left running. In addition to the deaths, 45 others suffered injuries from carbon monoxide exposure in similar incidents.
“You can’t trust car corporations to police themselves. There’s no adequate punishment,” according to Mr. Uustal.