Skip to comments.GM recall: Report 'links' faulty vehicles to 303 deaths
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 ...
Government Motors has problems with their cars?
Color me shocked/s
New slogan for Government Motors: “If you like your life, you can keep it.”
Error 303: Airbag not found....
If I recall correctly, the Ford Pinto had less than 30 deaths attributed to the gas tanks.
Designed by bean counters.
The faulty airbags didn’t cause these deaths.
They just didn’t prevent them.
I noticed the same flaw in logic.
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.
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