04/16/2014 11:25 am ET Updated Apr 16, 2014

Did GM Reject Safer Ignition Switch Design in 2001 Because of Cost?


Newly released internal GM documents reveal that the company in 2001 considered -- and rejected – an ignition switch design that two prominent safety advocates say could have avoided the problem that led the automaker to recall millions of vehicles this year. The company’s decision to reject the safer switch was motivated by cost, the advocates say.

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