GM Recall Scandal – More Evidence on Who Knew What, When

GM Recall Scandal – More Evidence on Who Knew What, When

November, 2014

The GM Recall Defense yarn continues to unravel.

The Wall St. journal reports:“General Motors Co. ordered a half-million replacement ignition switches to fix Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars almost two months before it alerted federal safety regulators to the problem, according to emails viewed by The Wall Street Journal.”  See

The NY Times reports:

“Nearly two months before notifying federal regulators and the public that it was recalling cars with a dangerously defective ignition switch, General Motors placed an urgent order for 500,000 replacement switches, emails to its supplier Delphi Automotiveshow.

The emails were sent on Dec. 18, 2013, a day after a crucial committee met to discuss the switch issue but declined to order a recall. Despite the official inaction, a G.M. employee sent an email to Delphi the next day requesting the half-million replacement parts for “an urgent field action for our customers.””   See

The truth continues to become known raising additional questions about who knew what, when at GM and NHTSA.  These email dates closely coincide with resignations by GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson and NHTSA Administrator David Strickland’s Revolving Door decision and the elevation of Mary Barra to be GM CEO.


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