Congress probes GM recall effort

Apr 2, 2014

GM's new CEO Mary Barra was included in Fortune's list of the Most Powerful Women in Business in 2013. Today, she will be giving a testimony before a Senate Panel about GM ignition switch failures.
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General Motors has recalled 2.6-million vehicles for ignition switch failures, failures that are linked to at least 13 deaths. Considering the recent $1.2 billion dollar penalty levied against Toyota for that company’s problems related to sudden accelerations, dealing with the ignition switch problem could become very costly to the automaker.

NPR reporter Sonari Glinton joins Current State to talk about what Barra had to say and what this all means to General Motors. Glinton says that on day one, it was clear that GM knew about ignition switch problems for at least decade.