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GM recall: Report 'links' faulty vehicles to 303 deaths
| 14 March 2014 Last updated at 13:41 ET
Posted on 03/14/2014 11:23:51 AM PDT by gooblah
A report has linked faulty airbags in two of the six models recalled by General Motors to 303 deaths.
The study, commissioned by the Center for Auto Safety, reviewed US federal crash data for the models.
GM has recalled nearly 1.6 million vehicles over faulty ignition switches which could turn off the engine, disabling the airbags.
But it has disputed the number in the report, saying it only looked at raw data and did not evaluate the reasons.
"Without rigorous analysis, it is pure speculation to attempt to draw any meaningful conclusions," the company said in a statement.
"In contrast, research is under way at GM and the investigation of the ignition switch recall and the impact of the defective switch is ongoing."
The carmaker has linked the ignition switch issue to 12 deaths.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airbags; gm; gmrecall; ignitions
posted on 03/14/2014 11:23:51 AM PDT
Government Motors has problems with their cars?
Color me shocked/s
posted on 03/14/2014 11:25:51 AM PDT
by Red in Blue PA
(When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
New slogan for Government Motors: “If you like your life, you can keep it.”
posted on 03/14/2014 11:27:56 AM PDT
("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
Error 303: Airbag not found....
posted on 03/14/2014 11:32:37 AM PDT
posted on 03/14/2014 11:39:21 AM PDT
If I recall correctly, the Ford Pinto had less than 30 deaths attributed to the gas tanks.
posted on 03/14/2014 12:06:59 PM PDT
(I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
posted on 03/14/2014 12:11:04 PM PDT
(Shall Not Be Infringed)
Designed by bean counters.
posted on 03/14/2014 12:12:28 PM PDT
(I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
The faulty airbags didn’t cause these deaths.
They just didn’t prevent them.
posted on 03/14/2014 12:20:34 PM PDT
I noticed the same flaw in logic.
posted on 03/14/2014 1:12:42 PM PDT
(Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
No doubt this will be pinned on “the old GM”, while we’ll be expected to act as if this has nothing to do with “the new GM”. I’m not buying it, in any sense of the expression.
posted on 03/14/2014 3:10:46 PM PDT
(See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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