Tuesday, July 1, 2014
General Motors and Me
It turns out that I drove a car for five years that had the potentially fatal ignition-switch defect. Today, nine years after I purchased that car, I read that it is included in the models recalled on Monday. I read, and reread the article in today's paper. I felt alarmed and angry. I drove a five year crap shoot. I will not receive a notice because I traded that car for a newer model 18 months ago. My new GM car has been recalled twice for safety issues. First, a warning light in the side view mirror failed. Then, just this month, acceleration was subject to possible delays of several seconds. I don't know how many people have been injured or died because of these safety issues. I am not one. But I could have been. I have been loyal to GM in my recent car buys. I may not be again.