General Motors fined $35M for delays in recall
Fri, 16 May 2014 14:50:10 GMT —
The U.S. Government has fined General Motors the maximum $35 million for delays in reporting the ignition switch recall.
The flaws in the ignition switches have led to 13 deaths, the Department of Transportation said.
As part of the deal, the government "ordered GM to make significant and wide-ranging internal changes to its review of safety-related issues in the United States, and to improve its ability to take into account the possible consequences of potential safety-related defects," NBC News reports.
GM has recalled more than 2.5 million vehicles after problems with the ignition switches in some cars was linked to 13 deaths.