After recalling approximately 26 million vehicles in the U.S., General Motors suspects that its recall blitz will soon become a thing of the past. The company believes that more recalls will be announced but expects them to focus on newer and fewer vehicles.
After the death of 12 individuals due to faulty ignition switches, the automaker began a rigorous campaign to identify and mend safety issues in its vehicles. According to JP Morgan auto analyst Ryan Brinkman, “GM concluded its enhanced product safety review that has led to a significantly elevated pace of vehicle recalls.”
General Motors safety chief Jeff Boyer states, “We’ve (GM) redoubled our efforts to go back and expedite matters currently under review.” According to General Motors global development chief Mark Reuss, the extraordinary rate of recalls would decrease this summer, which according to Boyer would allow GM to get back to business as usual.
CEO Mary Barra has stated, “We (GM) undertook what I believe is the most comprehensive safety review in the history of our company.” This review not only covers vehicles but also includes personnel, with 15 individuals being let go for their involvement with the defective switches.
After an 11-year history of neglect and with 29 million recalled vehicles worldwide, this recall debacle will hopefully be coming to an end soon.