GM Issues Report on Delayed Ignition Switch Recall

“I realize there are no words of mine that can ease their grief or their pain,” said Mary Barra. 

General Motor’s CEO offered apology to to families, friends and those affected by a massive recall said to be linked to 13 deaths.

Today, Mary Barra appeared at a town hall meeting just outside Detroit.

She announced that 15 GM employees were fired as a result of the automaker’s ignition switch recalls. Some were in senior roles.

Barra released information on an internal investigation surrounding the recall of 2.6 million vehicles with defective ignition switches. She says the internal findings were deeply troubling. 

It took the company more than a decade to report the switch problem.

At today’s meeting, Barra said an attorney interviewed 230 employees and reviewed 41 million documents to come up with the final report to make corrections for the future.

“First we will do the right thing for those who were harmed, and second we will accept the responsibility for our mistakes and commit to doing everything within our power to make sure this never happens again,” Barra explained.

For details on the report, click here