GM's Barra apologizes to families in testimonyGM's Barra apologizes to families
General Motors CEO Mary Barra, in written testimony for a House subcommittee hearing on Tuesday into GM's recall of 2.53 million small cars for faulty switches, says: "Sitting here today, I cannot tell you why it took years for a safety defect to be announced in that (small-car) program, but I can tell you that we will find out."
In her testimony filed in advance, Barra promises the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight, "When we have answers, we will be fully transparent with you, with our regulators and with our customers."
When the switches fail, they shut off power to air bags. That fault has been linked by GM to 13 deaths — 12 deaths in the U.S. and one in Canada.
Damn those unions!!