The record number of automotive recalls last year affected millions of Americans across the country, including here in California. While numerous companies issued recalls, the most prominent example of automotive defects last year was provided by General Motors. Revelations that GM knew about and covered up its deadly ignition-switch defect for more than a decade have caused many Americans to drop any GM brand loyalty they may have had.
General Motors has assured both the government and the public that its recall policies and practices will be much improved going forward. Yet according to recent news reports, GM again seems to be prioritizing profits over safety.