General Motors will have a babysitter for a third, and final year. Reuters reports the automaker will have a government watchdog for an additional year, until May of 2017.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Association announced it will continue to monitor GM’s safety doings after it delayed the recalling of millions of vehicles over a faulty ignition switch. GM also agreed to monthly meetings with the NHTSA, and was fined $35 million over the ignition switch recall, which resulted in 399 deaths and injuries.
Last year, GM also agreed to drop criminal charges with the U.S. Department of Justice in a settlement of $900 million.
Per the 2014 agreement with the NHTSA, GM must provide a written list of safety issues under review by the automaker’s investigators. In laymen’s terms, things GM may possibly need to recall.
Thus far, both GM and the NHTSA have stated the monthly meetings have been positive, and have improved transparency on both sides.
“We have worked hard to build a productive and highly effective working relationship with the agency,” GM spokesman Jim Cain, offered in a statement.