GM knew for 10 years that it had faulty ignition switches, blamed for 13 deaths, yet recalled vehicles only in the last month. Congress and NHTSA are investigating. Holy mother!
Thank god I own a Tesla!
NJ dealers did not protect customers from GM . Where we're they if they are that good.
Exactly! Where were those invaluable car dealers to protect consumers?
This is beyond tragic. The company itself should be indicted ala Arthur Anderson following Enron. This is worse than Enron, at least 13 innocent people died due to the criminal inactivity of company. And I suspect that dealers also must have known of issue.
I can't emphasize enough the importance of what is happening here. Here we are, Tesla owners who get phone calls from Tesla wanting to fix things we complain about here. In Tesla we support a company that makes safety a top priority and voluntarily recalls items proactively in order to ensure the safety of its customers.
Then there's GM, which made a conscious decision that a certain number of deaths would represent a lower cost to the company than recalling millions of cars. This is the company the taxpayers saved from its own death just a few short years ago.
Interesting NY Times article today about a number of old & recent accidents/deaths with causes in doubt or attributed to other factors (driver error, etc), now being re-investigated to see if in fact the cause is attributable to ignition switch failure and subsequent loss of power steering/braking/airbags. See: