The House Energy and Commerce Committee will scrutinize how General Motors (GM) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) responded to a vehicle ignition switch problem that has allegedly been the cause of 31 collisions and 13 deaths, USA Today reported Tuesday, March 11.
U.S. Representative and chairman of the committee Fred Upton said vital questions regarding GM and the NHTSA’s response on the issue should be answered. The report stated that the company received complaints about the faulty ignition switches a decade ago, but failed to act promptly on the matter.
Meanwhile, GM spokesperson Greg Martin said the company is willing to fully cooperate with the committee.
GM has recalled thousands of its units following reports of sudden power and safety systems failure due to ill-designed ignition switches.
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