General Motors will pay the federal government a $35 million fine for a delay in recall of small cars with faulty ignition switches, Detroit Free Press reports.
Ina a news conference in Washington, federal transportation officials said that the company’s investigators, engineers and executives knew for years there was a problem with ignition switches in Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other similar vehicles.
“They had that information and they told no one,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “Crashes happened and people died. Had GM acted differently perhaps some of this tragedy might have been averted.”
Source: Detroit Free Press