A mystery that has been on the minds of not only government officials but also the public is why GM delayed, for more than a decade, the recall of at least 1.6 million vehicles with ignition switch problems that have been linked to at least 12 deaths.
Fortunately, the results of a new investigation may be able to shed some light on this matter.
According to the executive director for the Center for Auto Safety, Clarence Ditlow, and former administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and former executive director for the non-profit consumer advocacy group Public Citizen Joan Claybrook, GM officials deliberately opted to use an inferior vehicle design that included faulty ignition switches in a number of different vehicles, including their Chevy Cobalt.
Investigations estimate that GM saved around 25 cents per manufactured car by choosing the inferior vehicle design.
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