House panel to probe GM, regulator over faulty ignition switches

|By:, SA News Editor

GM (GM) is set to face hearings in Congress about why the company took almost a decade to recall 1.6M vehicles for defective ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths.

A panel, the House Energy & Commerce Committee, will also probe the role of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

GM yesterday appointed former Lehman examiner Anton Valuskas to lead its own internal investigation, while the NHTSA is also carrying out an inquiry.