General Motors Co. chief executive officer Mary Barra announced that 15 GM employees were fired after an internal investigation into this year’s recall of 2.6 million small compact cars due to faulty ignition switches, FOX6 Springfield reported on June 5.
Barra said the attorney they hired to make the investigation, Anton Valukas, reviewed the performance of and interviewed 230 employees. Additionally, 41 million documents were reviewed to supplement the report on accountability. The report also gives recommendations to avoid future safety issues.
The catastrophe started in February when GM issued a recall for 780,000 older-model Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 small cars due to issues with faulty ignition switches. The worldwide recall was quickly followed by Saturn Ion vehicles and other small cars.
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