General Motors knew about the defective airbags in 2001 and did nothing until this week. Then they lie about the number of deaths caused by their corporate greed. The government did nothing. The Federal government and General Motors have the blood of 303 people on their hands. Will anyone go to jail? Not a chance. We live in a country run by corporate fascists. GM will pay a fine and all will be well. Politicians will receive political contributions from GM and their PACs. All will be well.
Read the real report here:
GM Facing Allegations That 300 Deaths Were Caused By Failed Air Bags
GM – already facing criticism for delaying recalls due to defective ignition switches – is now facing accusations that 303 people died after the airbags in their cars failed to deploy following accidents.
“The review of the air bag failures, by the Friedman Research Corporation, adds to the mounting reports of problems that went unheeded before General Motors announced last month that it was recalling more than 1.6 million cars worldwide because of the defective switch. G.M. has linked 12 deaths to the defective switch in the two models analyzed, the 2003-5 Chevrolet Cobalts and 2003-7 Saturn Ions, as well as four other models,” the New York Times reported Thursday nights.
”General Motors criticized the use of the database, called the Fatality Analysis Reporting System.”
“As knowledgeable observers know, FARS tracks raw data,” Greg Martin, a G.M. spokesman, said. “Without rigorous analysis, it is pure speculation to attempt to draw any meaningful conclusions.”
Last month, General Motors said it would recall more than 1.6 million cars because of a defective ignition switch that, if jostled or weighed down by a heavy key ring, could turn off the car’s engine and electrical system, disabling the air bags.