Congress Set To Grill GM, NHTSB On Why Recall Took 10 Years
Congressional documents show the NHTSB twice declined to investigate GM's faulty ignition switches, and GM denied a plan to fix them in 2005.By Steven Sparkman | March 30, 2014
It looks like some tough questions are in store for the heads of General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Both are set to testify to congressional panels this week and try to explain why it took a decade to address the ignition switch problem at the heart of GM's massive recall.
Documents filed by the company in February show it first caught wind of the ignition switch issue in at least 2004, maybe as far back as 2001, and yet nothing was done about it. (Via National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
BRIAN JOHNSON: "If you look through GM's timelines, it really seems to be, if you take their word, a case of bureaucratic bumbling and not really connecting the dots." (Via Bloomberg)