Newly released documents reveal that in 2005 GM refused to issue a recall of vehicles with faulty ignition switches. Replacing the faulty ignition switches would have cost GM less than $1 per car.
To date 13 deaths have been attributed to the defect over the course of nine years. Vehicles manufactured with the now-recalled ignitions could potentially have the engines turned off unexpectedly and airbags, power steering and power brakes disabled.
CEO of GM, Mary Barra, was questioned at a hearing on Tuesday before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. She offered apologies to families affected by the malfunctioning ignition switches and detailed plans that GM has to avoid future problems.
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