The automaker has also sent out 396,253 repair kits to dealers to fix the vehicles, the House Energy and Commerce Committee told Automotive News. The repair kits include new ignition switches, ignition cylinders and key sets. GM predicts all replacement parts needed will be manufactured by Oct 4.
Mary Barra is also set to return to Capitol Hill tomorrow to address questions from Congress. Barra was criticized for giving unclear answers to lawmakers during her last visit, and pledged to return in order to give more truthful answers once internal investigator Anton Valukas probe of the company was complete. AN says why GM decided to use an ignition switch which was below its standard specifications and why employees didn’t act on the issue sooner are among the questions the House will put forth.