General Motors Apologizes, Promises to Compensate Victims


by WCCB Charlotte

 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The CEO of General Motors is promising to compensate victims of potentially deadly vehicle defects.  She apologized during a Congressional hearing Tuesday on GM's slow response to possible issues with its vehicles.  One issue affects power steering, another affects the key and ignition.  The problems have led to at least 13 deaths.

"We know there's been a lot of lives lost and lives impacted by this situation," said General Motors CEO Mary Barra, "so first and foremost, we want to reiterate that General Motors is sorry."

Family members whose loved ones were killed in car crashes linked to a General Motors recall also met with GM's CEO.  Barra said she couldn't comment on the private meeting.

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