U.S. Senator John Thune (R-South Dakota), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, questioned top executives at General Motors (GM) and Delphi about their failures resulting in the GM ignition switch recall at today’s Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Subcommittee hearing.
“GM has admitted, via a consent order that it failed to report this safety-related defect to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a timely manner,” said Thune. “The internal report prepared by Mr. Valukas has called GM’s delay in addressing the ignition switch defect a failure of accountability, of oversight, of urgency, and of engineering. As we all know these delays cost lives, and I know I express my deepest sympathies to those who were injured or lost loved ones in car accidents involving the GM vehicles that have now been recalled.”
Video of the senator’s questions is available online here.