GM Ignition Problem: New Parts Ordered Months Before Recall

GM Ignition Problem:  New Parts Ordered Months Before Recall

August 31, 2017

Source:  Al Jazeera with David Shuster

New report says GM ordered new ignition switches months before alerting federal officials about the defect. The problem has been linked to at least 30 deaths.

The Wall Street Journal came out with a story about email exchanges between Delphi and GM.  GM placed an order for over 500,000 ignition switch replacements. Those email exchanges show that it wasn't until a couple of months later that GM issued a massive ignition switch recall.  Even more troubling is that GM learned about the issue for over a decade but did nothing about it.


Bob Hilliard asked about CEO Mary Bara's Knowledge
At the time Mary Bara was Vice President of Purchasing and Supplies and they did purchase 500,000 supply parts under her watch. It was an un-budgeted amount, that means that they had to go find 3 million dollars unexpectedly to pay for the parts. It simply stretches the imagination to think that the Vice President of Purchasing and Supplies was not in the loop on that.

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