"The [US] government knew about GM ignition problems and did nothing"

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    Apr 02, 2014 2:58 AM GMT
    Why would anyone buy a car from government motors after this story? And why did the Obama Administration withhold this information while attacking Toyota for what were largely fabricated problems?

    "The government knew about GM ignition problems and did nothing
    The agency charged with keeping drivers safe has some explaining to do."

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/go/news/the-government-knew-about-gm-ignition-problems-and-did-nothing
  • tj85016

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    Apr 02, 2014 3:01 AM GMT
    because GM was a failure and bankrupt, but the gov't needs it for defense purposes, I think it's obvious
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    Apr 02, 2014 3:08 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidbecause GM was a failure and bankrupt, but the gov't needs it for defense purposes, I think it's obvious


    I wonder how much it was for this purpose versus driven by the union driven bailout of GM.

    It's really bizarre timing given that during that period they really also hyped the problems Toyota was having (which turned out to be really minor and largely issues related to driver error).
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    Apr 02, 2014 3:25 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidWhy would anyone buy a car from government motors after this story? And why did the Obama Administration withhold this information while attacking Toyota for what were largely fabricated problems?

    "The government knew about GM ignition problems and did nothing
    The agency charged with keeping drivers safe has some explaining to do."

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/go/news/the-government-knew-about-gm-ignition-problems-and-did-nothing


    "Why would anyone buy a car from government motors after this story?"

    Did before and will again. Probably soon.

    1993 Cadillac STS
    1995 Cadillac STS
    1995 Z-28 vert
    1997 Cadillac Concours
    1998 Vette C5 vert
    2000 Cadillac DTS
    2002 Cadillac DTS
    2004 GP GTP
    2007 Saturn Aura
    2009 G8 GT

    I didn't think a car company was any place for a chick, but it is turning out that Mary Bara is one of the better things to happen to GM. She wants to get anything 'hidden' from the past out in the open and dealt with.
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    Apr 02, 2014 3:33 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidWhy would anyone buy a car from government motors after this story? And why did the Obama Administration withhold this information while attacking Toyota for what were largely fabricated problems?

    "Though the GM scandal is grabbing attention, it's clear that the NHTSA's problems run deeper than its failure to catch an ignition scandal it knew about as early as 2004 and only considered formally investigating in 2007."

    "...it appears that GM hid attempts to fix the ignition defect at the heart of its current scandal from its own executives by failing to give a modified switch a new parts number. If GM's own leadership wasn't able to manage the line between saved engineering costs and dead customers, how could the government?"

    Where is your evidence in this article (or if elsewhere please cite) that the Obama Administration "withheld this information"? Your incessant cries that "it's all Obama's fault" have become predictable and laughable.
  • Christoforos

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    Apr 02, 2014 4:48 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidWhy would anyone buy a car from government General Motors after this story? And why did the Obama Administration withhold this information while attacking Toyota for what were largely fabricated problems?

    "The government knew about GM ignition problems and did nothing
    The agency charged with keeping drivers safe has some explaining to do."

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/go/news/the-government-knew-about-gm-ignition-problems-and-did-nothing


    Fixed your silly mistake. We all make them. You're welcome. icon_biggrin.gificon_wink.gif
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    Apr 25, 2014 7:42 PM GMT
    Christoforos said
    riddler78 saidWhy would anyone buy a car from government General Motors after this story? And why did the Obama Administration withhold this information while attacking Toyota for what were largely fabricated problems?

    "The government knew about GM ignition problems and did nothing
    The agency charged with keeping drivers safe has some explaining to do."

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/go/news/the-government-knew-about-gm-ignition-problems-and-did-nothing


    Fixed your silly mistake. We all make them. You're welcome. icon_biggrin.gificon_wink.gif


    Alas, it wasn't a mistake.
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/2014/04/03/the_gm_scandal_is_worse_than_you_think_329139.html

    Recent financial impact of the scandal:
    http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2014/04/24/gm-posts-huge-profit-drop-driven-by-ignition-switch-crisis/
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    Apr 25, 2014 8:38 PM GMT
    Buy your cars from China. There's a government you can trust.
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    Apr 25, 2014 10:43 PM GMT
    exposure2 saidBuy your cars from China. There's a government you can trust.


    Nah - there are plenty of good car makers to choose from that didn't sell their souls to any government to build their cars and to attack other manufacturers.
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    Apr 25, 2014 10:45 PM GMT
    riddler78 saidWhy would anyone buy a car from government motors after this story? And why did the Obama Administration withhold this information while attacking Toyota for what were largely fabricated problems?

    "The government knew about GM ignition problems and did nothing
    The agency charged with keeping drivers safe has some explaining to do."

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/go/news/the-government-knew-about-gm-ignition-problems-and-did-nothing


    "Why would anyone buy a car from government motors after this story?"

    Well, here's one real good reason

    http://autos.aol.com/article/general-motors-gm-crash-test-equinox-terrain/