Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Congress To Hold Hearings on Belated GM Recall

  1. #1

    Congress To Hold Hearings on Belated GM Recall

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee led by Michigan Republican Fred Upton plans to investigate events leading up to the recall— after 13 deaths and 31 accidents— by General Motors Co. of 1.6 million vehicles, The Wall Street Journal reported.

    Upton issued a statement Monday outlining what the committee hoped to clarify:

    "Did the company or regulators miss something that could have flagged these problems sooner? If the answer is yes, we must learn how and why this happened, and then determine whether this system of reporting and analyzing complaints that Congress created to save lives is being implemented and working as the law intended."

    Upton sponsored the Tread Act of 2000, which mandated auto manufacturers promptly recall cars that posed a risk to driver safety.

    Manufactured between 2003 and 2010, the models GM recalled last month are the 2005-07 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5; 2003-07 Saturn Ion; 2006-07 Chevrolet HHR; 2006-07 Pontiac Solstice, and 2007 Saturn Sky, the Journal reported.

    Early on, reports trickled in that the vehicles were stalling. This loss of power was tied to keys slipping out of the ignition on bumpy roads leading the brakes to lock-up. In accidents, the air bags did not always deploy.

    The Chevy Cobalt was launched in 2004. A GM engineer reported the ignition and stalling problem but the company, unable to replicate the malfunction during test drives, opted only to issue a bulletin to dealers rather than order a recall.

    In 2005, the company bought back some defective vehicles from consumers. By 2007, the automaker believed the ignition supplier had solved the problem. In 2011, the flaw unsolved, GM put together a team to investigate. Only in 2014 did the company order a recall.
    Congress To Hold Hearings on Belated GM Recall




    I wouldn't be surprised if the parts came from overseas where tests and regulations do not exist.


    Remember that 70 percent of GM vehicles are made outside the U.S.?

    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


  2. #2
    This is similar to the Toyota issue with brakes that people claimed were failing. Even though a government study failed to find any evidence of a defect, they still fined Toyota $17.4 million.

    Toyota to pay record safety fine - Dec. 18, 2012

    Toyota now wants to modify the computer in my Rav4 so that the engine cuts out if someone presses both the brake and the gas pedal. Although I never do that, the fix seems like it will cause more problems than it prevents. How would you like your engine to cut out if you accidentally touch the brakes while traveling at highway speed?

    It is amazing that a pro-union Obama administration would bail out a major USA corporation who moved 70% of its manufacturing overseas. So was the bailout intended to help union workers in the USA, or Chinese workers in GM's 11 Chinese manufacturing facilities? Nothing is ever as it appears with the Obama administration. There is always something strange lurking behind the smoke and mirrors.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    This is similar to the Toyota issue with brakes that people claimed were failing. Even though a government study failed to find any evidence of a defect, they still fined Toyota $17.4 million.
    The multi national corporations who actually are looking for the supra national status like some bank entities, will be at any price profitable even if they need to skip the basic safety regulations. Today the corporate profitability philosophy is forcing these companies to short cut many things even security, and you can see that every time a scandal get public.

    The difference between Toyota and GM is the $85 Billion Taxpayer Auto Bailout given to GM that facilitate the relocation to China, which is scandalous.

    I believe that the video above about General Motors is becoming China Motors is self explanatory.

    By the way the China economic bubbles are bursting right now, it will be interesting to see how this whole thing end.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


  4. #4
    That is not much different than Obama's Jobs Czar, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, who moved GE's X-Ray Division to China while he was chastising businesses for not creating more jobs. Doubletalk is what we have learned to expect from government.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    That is not much different than Obama's Jobs Czar, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, who moved GE's X-Ray Division to China while he was chastising businesses for not creating more jobs. Doubletalk is what we have learned to expect from government.
    The problem is no matter who is in charge to their country, they all belong to the same club of oligarchy world elites. They will shape the world from their philosophy of profits and their political believes which are not in people interests, that's why they are trying to control everything and every people life by incrementing slowly their policies unnoticed. The mainstream media contribute to hide the elite agenda around the world, and they are damn good at it.

    Remember the frog story?

    Put a frog in a frying pan of hot water and it will immediately jump out. Put a frog in a pan of cool water and gradually heat the water, the frog will stay put until it is soup.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


  6. #6
    New GM recalls put total near 5 million in a month

    In all, GM has recalled 4.8 million vehicles since last month, two million more than the company sold last year in the U.S. In addition to the recalls announced Friday night, they include:
    • 2.6 million small cars because their ignition switches can move from the "run" to the "accessory" or "off" position, which causes the car to stall and disables the air bags and power steering. The recall includes the Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac G5, Pontiac Solstice, Saturn Ion and Saturn Sky from the 2003-2011 model years.
    • 1.18 million SUVs because their side air bags, front center air bags and seat belt pretensioners might not deploy if drivers ignore an air bag warning light on their dashboard. The recall includes the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia (2008-2013); Chevrolet Traverse (2009-2013); and Saturn Outlook (2008-2010)
    • 303,000 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans (2009-2014) because the material on the instrument panel might not adequately protect unbelted passengers' heads in a crash.
    • 63,900 Cadillac XTS sedans (2013-2014) because a plug in the brake assembly can get dislodged and short, increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire.

    GM also said Friday that it has found another death attributed to the ignition switch recalls, bringing the company's count to 13. The additional fatality happened in 2013 and involved a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt in Quebec, Canada. The company didn't give further details of the crash.
    General Motors announces more recalls on top of ignition switch issue - CBS News

    It will be interesting to know where came from the defective parts...
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


  7. #7
    The final settlement in the criminal case of Toyota repressing information related to defects was a $1.28 billion fine, even though the government's own study found no evidence of defects.

    US Files Charge Against Toyota, $1.2B Penalty - ABC News

    I wonder if GM will be treated the same as their foreign competitor? Will Obama's baby be taken to court on criminal charges?

    Did the Obama White House Protect GM? | The Fiscal Times
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    The final settlement in the criminal case of Toyota repressing information related to defects was a $1.28 billion fine, even though the government's own study found no evidence of defects.

    US Files Charge Against Toyota, $1.2B Penalty - ABC News

    I wonder if GM will be treated the same as their foreign competitor? Will Obama's baby be taken to court on criminal charges?

    Did the Obama White House Protect GM? | The Fiscal Times
    I guess that the most disgusting it that GM localized the issue, pin pointed the defective parts and did nothing to make correction even when deaths were involved.

    This prove one more time that national corporations and international corporations need to be regulated, obey rules and if they don't pay huge fines and take responsibility in justice.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


  9. #9
    Ahead of General Motors CEO Mary Barra's testimony in front of a congressional committee on Tuesday, several family members of victims of a defective ignition switch gathered outside the U.S. Capitol, calling for accountability for a defect that has claimed 13 lives.


    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


  10. #10
    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra and David Friedman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, testified at a hearing on the automaker’s ignition switch recall. The defect was linked to at least a dozen deaths.

    GM Ignition Switch Recall | Video | C-SPAN.org
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •