Congress seeks answers on delay in GM recall

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is demanding answers from the new CEO of General Motors and the head of the nation's auto safety watchdog about why it took 10 years to recall cars with a defective part that is now linked to 13 deaths.

Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Michigan, said GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration got complaints about the ignition switches 10 years ago, and GM submitted reports to the agency. In prepared opening remarks, he questioned why it took so long to recall the cars.

GM has recalled 2.6 million cars for the faulty switch. The company says new switches should be available starting April 7. Concerned owners can ask dealers for a loaner car while waiting for the replacement part.

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