2014-03-12 19:13:34

Ralph Nader on How Regulators Ignored a GM Safety Defect Tied to 13 Deaths

After hundreds of complaints and 13 deaths, the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into how the nation's largest automaker, General Motors, may have covered up deadly safety defects in its compact cars. Six GM models made from 2003 to 2007 suddenly turned off while being driven — leaving drivers with no engine power, no power steering, no breaks and no air bags. For 11 years, GM reportedly treated the defect as a matter of customer satisfaction, not safety. Federal regulators also failed to take action, declining to investigate despite a flood of complaints. GM finally announced a massive recall of some 1.6 million vehicles last month.

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