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Why Are 13 People Dead If GM Knew About Ignition Problem 10 Years Ago?
Posted on Mar 10, 2014
That’s the question that Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., is asking after GM issued a massive recall of 1.6 million vehicles.
A problem with the ignition systems can cause those affected cars to turn off while still traveling at high speed, meaning safety features such as air bags can fail. The recall applies to older cars from model years 2003-2007.
Both GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are investigating why both seem to have ignored complaints from vehicle owners.
According to Reuters, the ignition problem has been blamed in the deaths of 13 people.
Upton, whose Energy committee is going to investigate, has a particular interest in this case, not just as a representative from GM’s home state, but as the sponsor of the TREAD Act.
The Detroit Free Press explains:
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer
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