NHTSA Should Probe GM On 'Overdue' Chevy Recall, Atty Says

Law360, New York (February 20, 2014, 7:27 PM EST) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration should probe General Motors Corp. regarding why it waited until earlier this month to recall more than 600,000 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 compact cars over ignition switch problems when it allegedly knew about those problems since 2004, a plaintiffs' attorney told the agency Wednesday, saying the recall was "overdue."

Testimony by the automaker's engineers as well as documents unearthed in litigation show that GM knew about the allegedly defective switch since before it started selling the 2005 Cobalt, according...
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