A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches.
The probe was opened over an April 2011 car crash that severely injured an elderly man when the passenger air bags didn’t deploy.
General Motors says second-quarter profit fell 85 percent as recall costs chopped $1.5 billion from the bottom line.
The latest recalls cover almost 718,000 cars and trucks.
Lawmakers put Barra on the spot, telling the CEO she should have fired GM’s corporate counsel, Michael Millikin, based on the conclusions of an internal report.
The switches, though, were too loose, touching off events that led to at least 13 deaths, more than 50 crashes and a raft of legal trouble for the Detroit automaker.
The 2005 email, unearthed in April during a company wide review of ignition-switch problems, is more evidence that GM knew about safety problems for years but failed to recall troubled cars until recently.
Technology developed by General Motors and NASA for a robot on the International Space Space Station may have uses on Earth.
Seasonally Adjusted Annual Sales Rate hits 17 million for the first time since 2007, as customers ignore recall news.
General Motors is recalling at least 7.6 million more vehicles dating back to 1997 to fix faulty ignition switches as the company’s safety crisis continues to grow.