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5 Reasons You Should Care About the GM Recall



Congress on Tuesday will grill General Motors’ new CEO Mary Barra about a defective ignition switch in the company’s cars that’s responsible for more than a dozen deaths over the past decade. GM has so far recalled 2.6 million cars as a result of the defect.

While much of Tuesday’s hearing will focus on problems of the past, it has the potential to change GM’s future. Here are five reasons why you should care.

1. It could have been you — in your first car.

At least 13 people have died in GM vehicles that have been linked to the defect, and some say that number could reach 25 — or more. The majority of the victims killed in the crashes were young, and many of them were women, all of whom were driving small, entry-level cars like the Chevrolet Cobalt and the Saturn Ion. For some of them, these were their first cars Read more…

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