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GM issues yet another round of recalls
Yesterday GM issued yet *another* round of recalls -- for one-point- three million vehicles with a power steering problem.
Today, the CEO of America's largest automaker will testify before congress -- about its handling of faulty ignition switches that took GM more than a decade to acknowledge.
The ignition switches can shut off the engine while the car is in motion -- losing power steering and power brakes and shutting off air bags which won't inflate in a crash.
Today General Motor's CEO will face tough questions from Congress about the automaker's faulty ignition switches now linked to at least 13 deaths and why it took more than ten years to reveal the problem.
In prepared testimony, Mary Barra will say today that she is "deeply sorry" repeating her promise to conduct a "thorough and unimpeded investigation" and that
"Today's GM will do the right thing." -- starting with an apology to the victim's families.
Randy Rademaker: "Said she was sorry to all of us. And then we all got a chance to talk to her and tell her about our children that died."
Last night, Randy Rademaker - and about 20 other family members - spent two hours with Barra on the eve of her congressional testimony.
But at today's hearing these family members say they don't want more apologies. They want answers.
Ken Rimer: "I'd like to either say to GM just come forthright and say 'well okay, we' re going to own this. This is our problem. This was our mistake. We're going to own it. We're going to take care of it.' "
Just yesterday, the nation's largest automaker announced a *new* round of recalls.
This time - over concerns that power steering could fail on some Chevy, Saturn, and Pontiac models dating back to 2004.
That's 1.3 million more cars on top of the 2.6 million already recalled for the faulty ignition switches.
Leo Ruddy, Father of Crash Victim: "There are still people out there driving this vehicle who should not be driving it."
GM is still investigating if those new power steering problems have caused any accidents or injuries.
But so far, GM says no deaths due to this most recent defect have been reported.