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A new report published by The New York Times casts doubts on how forthright General Motors was with federal regulators over a defective ignition switch that the automaker has linked to 13 deaths over the last 10 years.
The article gives the example of a car crash that killed Gene Erickson along a rural Texas road. The Saturn Ion in which he was traveling swerved into a tree and the airbags failed.
When the question arose as to why the airbags failed, GM told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it could not provide the answers.
But, just a month earlier, a GM engineer had concluded in an internal evaluation that More