We at TTAC, (well, me, only) have said that since everyone is raining a storm down on Toyota other recalls are slipping by without equal scrutiny. So when I read this article, I thought it fair, in the interests of journalism, to blog it. Not because of who it is, but the reasoning around it.
Are you saying that GM didn’t supply a drawing and specification to the supplier? And if they didn’t, GM didn’t approve the supplier’s unit? Didn’t GM perform any quality control on the units delivered by the supplier? This sounds awfully like another company. GM’s Vice President of Quality, Jamie Hresko said (via Reuters) that ” After our in-depth investigation, we found that is a condition that takes time to develop. It tends to occur in older models out of warranty,”. While I’m not expecting a full congressional hearing or a suspension of sales of cars, it will be interesting to see if a similar amount of media scrutiny will ensue over this issue. Or will the press file this under “dog bites man”?