General Motors safety recalls are now “substantially completed,” CEO Mary Barra told reporters while on a recent business trip to India, Automotive News reports. The automaker has put forth an abundance of safety recalls so far this year after it was found to have delayed the recall of 2.6 million cars with a faulty ignition switch for nearly 10 years.
“We’re working hard to make sure that as new vehicles come out, they achieve even higher levels (of quality and safety),” Barra told reporters. “We’re very focused to being industry leaders.”
Barra added the company may still recall more vehicles if they need to and will continue onwards with their more diligent approach towards vehicle safety.
“We’ve really benchmarked externally the aerospace industry, the nuclear industry, the industries that require a true zero-defect mentality,” she said. “But if at any point of time, we learn there’s an issue, we’re going to put the customer in the center, and we’re going to take care of the issue and if that means a recall, we’ll do a recall.”
GM may be out of hot water in regards to their recalls, however the automaker is still facing lawsuits from car owners who claim the ignition switch lawsuit devalued their Chevrolet Cobalt, Saturn Ion or other affected vehicle. It also set aside $400 million to payout those who were injured and the families of those who died as a result of the faulty ignition switch, though it says the number could rise to $600 million.