July 01, 2014

By Diana L. Martin, Theodore J. Leopold, and Leslie M. Kroeger

General Motors has recalled over 20 million vehicles in 2014 - more vehicles than it sold last year. Astounding. Even more astounding is that many of these recalls should have occurred long ago, but GM failed to act on information that it was using a defective ignition switch component in many of its vehicles. According to independent safety regulators, that failure to act resulted in the deaths of at least 303 people who were involved in accidents as a result of the defective ignition switches. Given the everexpanding number of recalls, it is expected that the scope of vehicles recalled will increase, as will the number of injuries and deaths related to GM’s defective vehicles.

The full article can be read here.