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Testing shows recalled General Motors cars safe to drive

  • General Motors (GM -0.6%) conducted detailed testing before concluding that  vehicles impacted by the ignition switch recall are safe to drive
  • The automaker says if only the key (no key ring or additional weight) is attached to the ignition switch the car's operations function normally/
  • Details of the testing were released on the NHTSA website.
  • Safety advocates have been calling on the government agency and judges to ground all GM vehicles that were recalled.
  • GM engineering report (.pdf)
Comments (13)
  • woop
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    Why don't they simply say all vehicles are safe if there is no passenger inside?
    14 May, 01:59 PM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS
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    You mean like the 700K Fords recalled the other day for the doors popping open, and risk of people falling out while driving?

     

    The 12th recall for the all new Ford Escape since it's into in 2013, for those counting.
    15 May, 04:07 PM Reply Like
  • 1shadow1
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    There are no perfect cars. never will be. Even if there were, imperfect humans will always
    be driving them.
    14 May, 02:06 PM Reply Like
  • David at Imperial Beach
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    Who do you know that carries their keys around loose in their purse or pocket? I'll bet there is not a single driver of a GM car that normally drives it with an unringed key. It's just not "normal" to carry your keys unringed. The excuse that it works "normally" with an unringed key simply won't cut it, and looks exactly like what it is, spin doctoring.
    14 May, 02:20 PM Reply Like
  • Fatherbear
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    A person can buy key rings that separate, leaving the lone key to be used in the ignition and the others put away. Reattach when done driving.
    14 May, 03:51 PM Reply Like
  • funfun
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    The "vehicles impacted by the ignition switch recall are safe to drive". Hey, isn't this the fraudulent fiction GM Management has been operating under for over ten years?

     

    In the meantime, folks, the long Derelict Directors of the General Motors Board are lawyering up according to the Wall St. Journal tonight, May 14, 2014. Seems they are belatedly retaining counsel and doing their own overdue investigation into the scandal of the deadly switches. May be that shareholder fraud litigation is right around the proverbial corner.

     

    …funfun..
    14 May, 04:18 PM Reply Like
  • funfun
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    Finally, why would any car owner or would-be buyer believe a word from the lips or computer of any GM engineer after the ghastly documented fraud and deadly deceptions committed by GM's slippery, lying engineers, including its highest ranking engineer in the CEO suite, Mary Barra, who laughably claims complete ignorance and innocence? They have stained the GM brand indelibly and irreparably. Investors beware and be wary. …funfun..
    14 May, 04:28 PM Reply Like
  • Capt Jack Daniels
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    It's a darn shame when you can't even put a key ring onto a key without screwing up the faulty engineering. For a car that's safe to operate? they sure are paying a lot in the ways of attorney fees, consultants, and failed management.

     

    Meanwhile shareholders who stuck with the stock have suffered.

     

    Here's an idea and revolution: make sure the cars are worth the amount you want to sell them for and if you are going to go through the trouble of installing air bags, make sure that a minor defect doesn't make them fail. You would think they would at least get that right.
    14 May, 07:01 PM Reply Like
  • funfun
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    Captain, it is extraordinarily frightening when you realise the only thing between you and potential death on the road in a GM car is a key ring! Yes, a key ring! ...funfun..
    14 May, 07:12 PM Reply Like
  • Capt Jack Daniels
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    New slogan, we've been busy trying to kill our drivers since 2003. Come meet the new Gm a lot like the old GM only now with twice the flavor.
    14 May, 07:03 PM Reply Like
  • LMTlighting
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    I think GM's been acting admirably since the recall by willingly expanding its recall to all vehicles it thinks might possibly have a safety issue. The old GM would have just left those cars on the road and denied, denied, denied. I'm proud to own a small part of this company and will continue to own it as long as it keeps acting this way… and keeps paying its dividend.
    15 May, 12:17 AM Reply Like
  • funfun
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    The evasive Management of General Motors only acted on recalls AFTER being exposed in the courts of the land and by regulators as orchestrating a cover-up and consumer fraud! All recalls are applicable to a defined safety issue not some vague or speculative possibility of harm or damage. …funfun..
    15 May, 06:54 AM Reply Like
  • Capt Jack Daniels
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    Personally it's interesting how they waited until they got a female CEO, so as to in a sense throw her under the bus of the various sins at new and old GM. Really the only thing new here is the stock being named new GM as per bankruptcy practices towards new shares. All the others simply ignored and hoped such an explosive hand grenade would have not exploded while under their watch.
    Obama really didn't do the company a solid when he didn't allow the New GM to totally unburden itself of pension liabilities, legacy health care, and other things. Some time down the road we may yet again see another bankruptcy, car companies will be like airline companies.
    15 May, 08:52 AM Reply Like
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