General Motors announced new recalls of 1.5 million vehicles on Monday and its chief executive admitted that the company made a mistake in delaying recalls for faulty ignition switches linked to 12 deaths.
“Something went wrong with our process in this instance, and terrible things happened,” CEO Mary Barra told employees in a video message posted online. Barra said the company is now changing how it handles defect investigations and recalls, according to Reuters.
“In the last two months, GM has recalled more than 3.1 million vehicles in the United States and other markets. The actions started with last month’s recall of more than 1.6 million vehicles for faulty ignition switches. The latest recalls cover airbag wiring harnesses, brake parts and other components across several models.”
“The latest recalls cover more than 1.5 million newer crossover utility vehicles, luxury sedans and full-size vans. While there were reports of engine compartment fires in two dealer-owned Cadillac XTS sedans, the company said it has received no reports of accidents or injuries related to the three new recalls.”
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