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Posted: Saturday, 29 March 2014 1:40PM

Upton's House Energy And Commerce Committee Preps For GM/NHTSA Hearing



Fred Upton's House Energy and Commerce Committee continues the investigation into General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's response to consumer complaints related to the recall of 2.6-million vehicles. GM CEO Mary Barra and David Friedman, with NHTSA, will testify Tuesday. Upton feels GM knew about the problems some-time ago.

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Faulty ignition switches are at the heart of the problem. There had been hundreds of complaints about them over the years. GM has linked the defect to 12 deaths and 31 crashes. Upton and his staff are going over more than 5,000 pages of documents supplied by GM on the recalls. The Committee looks to find out what went wrong and correct the problems, as they did over a decade ago with Firestone tires.

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Hearings begins Tuesday afternoon in Washington.


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