GM CEO faces tough questions on recall issue

GM CEO Mary Barra tried the best she could to respond to questions posed by members of Congress this week

GM CEO Mary Barra – who has only been at her job for three months – was on the hot seat this week – as she was grilled by members of Congress regarding the U.S. automaker’s failure to recall many of its small cars that had defective ignition switches.

GM was scrutinized for its failure to announce a recall more quickly, even after 13 apparently related deaths and 32 crashes occurred. The defect may have impacted 2.53 million cars that run the risk of suddenly having their engines shut off or air bags fail.

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