What did GM know about ignition defect, and when?

On June 5, 2014, General Motors (GM) revealed the findings of an internal investigation of the company’s handling of the controversial ignition switch defect. Later that day, Beasley Allen founding shareholder and personal injury attorney Jere Beasley spoke to Gil Gross from Talk 910 in San Francisco about his reaction to the evaluation.

According to Beasley, GM’s claim that the massive automaker did not know about the ignition switch defect, and its failure to report the safety problems to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is absurd. Due to the size of the corporation and the deaths reported to GM, Beasley believes that it would be impossible for the car company to be in the dark about what was taking place in its vehicles.

Beasley also says that if GM was so unaware of the disastrous nature of this defect, how many others is it yet to discover? By admitting that its own engineers were incompetent and unable to detect this flaw for nearly 10 years, GM may have other potential problems, perhaps even more fatal than the ignition switch defect, lurking in its future.


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