GM Dismisses 2 Engineers in Wake of Recalls, Asks NASA for Help

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General Motors put two engineers on leave who are connected to the company’s ignition switch glitch, and reached out to NASA to confirm that its recalled vehicles can be driven safely. The two engineers were not named

“This is an interim step as we seek the truth about what happened,” GM CEO Mary Barra told USA Today on Thursday. “It was a difficult decision, but I believe it is best for GM.”

Barra’s decision comes after meeting with Anton Valukas, the former U.S. attorney overseeing an independent probe related to the recalls. Congress grilled Barra in hearings earlier this month. One persistent question addressed why no one was fired as a result of the to the ignition switch-related recalls, which affected Chevrolet Cobalts, HHRs and other Pontiac and Saturn models made during the 2000s Read more…

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