In a heartbreaking case out of Texas, a woman was convicted of criminally negligent homicide in a crash that killed her fiancé, only to find out years later that her car was a faulty GM vehicle.
The GM scandal weighs heavily on the industry amid revelations that the company knew about faulty switches about a decade before issuing a recall this past February.
General Motors is arguing that it shouldn’t have to pay after faulty equipment triggered deadly crashes.
Families affected by the faulty General Motors ignition defect are speaking out on Capitol Hill ahead of the congressional hearing today. According to GM, 31 crashes and 13 fatalities have been linked to the problem.
General Motors said it will recall an additional 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. over a power-steering issue. The embattled automaker said it will take a $750 million charge in the first quarter, including a previously-disclosed $300 million over three separate safety actions.