General Motors Co. will pay a record $35 million fine as part of the U.S. government’s investigation into how it handled the recall of 2.59 million small cars over faulty ignition switches, the Transportation Department said.
Documents released in an investigation into an ignition switch flaw on some General Motors Co. cars have shed new light on the government’s decision not to act even as evidence of the fault now linked to 13 deaths was building.
General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra told a U.S. House committee that the automaker still doesn’t have all the answers that might explain why it waited a dozen years to fix a flaw linked to 13 deaths.
General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra will return to Congress next week to address lawmakers’ unanswered questions about why the company waited so long to recall 2.59 million cars for a faulty ignition switch.
General Motors Co.’s internal investigation into why it took more than a decade to recall vehicles linked to fatal flaws will lead to employees being dismissed and clear Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra of wrongdoing, according to people familiar with the effort.