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GM CEO questioned about ignition switch problem

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WASHINGTON D.C. - The head of General Motors has no answers for why it took the company more than ten years to reveal a deadly ignition switch problem.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is beginning the second day of questioning by lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday after being in the spotlight for more than three hours Tuesday.

Congress wants more answers explaining why GM didn't act sooner to recall millions of cars with defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths. Lawmakers pressed Barra on why the company decided, for nearly a decade, that fixing the ignition was too expensive.

 

Officials at GM say their engineering tests show the vehicle is safe to drive. However, they are providing free rental and loaner cars for drivers who are still uncomfortable with the Chevy Cobalt.


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