Detroit-based automaker General Motors Co. did not automatically conduct a recall of approximately 335,000 Saturn Ion vehicles ten years ago despite numerous complaints of power steering failure and over 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to documents found by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which were released Saturday, April 19.
Posted on the government agency’s official website, the documents serve as just another example of GM’s delay in recalling unsafe vehicles and responding to consumer complaints. The automaker recalled 2.6 million vehicles with ignition switch problems this past February, despite knowing of these defects as much as a decade ago.
In a statement issued on the 19th, GM stated that it failed to provide solutions to the Ions’ power steering problems years ago.
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