GM Recalls More Cars
More recalls than sales last year.
Government Motors has issued its 30th recall for the year, bringing the total number of vehicles now recalled to 15.4 million globally. “GM has recalled more cars this year than it has sold in several years combined,” NPR’s Renee Montagne said, “and it’s only May.” These recalls involve everything from bad welding in Cadillac Escalades preventing proper air bag deployment to the faulty ignition switch blamed for 13 deaths. GM was fined $35 million for that episode, a fraction of Toyota’s $1.2 billion fine – but then again, Toyota wasn’t owned by the government.