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Posted: Tuesday, 01 April 2014 4:00PM

Upton, Congress Want Answers From GM



Congress is continuing its investigation of the recall of over 2.6 million General Motors vehicles. The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing Tuesday afternoon with GM CEO Mary Barra and officials from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In his opening remarks, Congressman Fred Upton called the problems with ignition switches and airbags on small cars from GM a very personal issue.

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Upton opened his comments by recalling he hearings he chaired in 2000 looking into problems with Firestone tires and Ford that killed dozens of people.

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Even though laws were passed over a decade ago to require automakers to notify regulators within days of discovering problems, the current GM issue dates back over a decade.

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Recalls were not announced until February, and expanded last Friday.

   

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