GM submits answers to NHTSA questions over faulty switch recall

Article by Christian A., on June 16, 2014

General Motors has already submitted necessary documents and answered 107 questions over its recall of cars with faulty ignition switches to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to The Detroit News. NHTSA had been fining $7,000 for each day it delays answering the questions from April 3. Overall, GM will pay over $420,000 in fines.

GM has agreed to pay a separate fine of $35 million last month for delaying the recall of the defective ignition switches. It has until Friday to pay the fines. As part of the fine and under a consent decree with NHTSA, GM is facing broader and longer government oversight of its safety initiatives.

A spokeswoman for Transportation Department told The News that GM’s fines ended on June 5 when the carmaker submitted a 315-page internal probe into the ignition switch crisis, as conducted by Anton Valukas.

GM has already dismissed 15 employees and disciplined another five. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has told The News that the carmaker has submitted all the documents NHTSA had asked for. He said that the report was consistent with what they divulged weeks regarding some culture issues. He noted that the issues were “entirely preventable.”

Foxx told The News that GM’s recalls have already affected US auto industry. He noted that untimely disclosures of issues will have consequences. GM is also faces other investigation over its handling of the faulty ignition switch recall in the US Congress and the Department of Justice.

The Department of Transportation’s inspector general is also probe into NHTSA’s handling of the recall.

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