General Motors recalled over 800,000 of its small cars due to the faulty ignition switch in 2014. Now, the CEO has admitted series of mistakes were made which led to the cause of the faulty ignition switch.
There were many battles GM had to face due to the fiasco; however, it has been successful in the first two cases against it that went on trial and other cases were either dismissed or settled.
In a recent deposition through a video shown at the Texas trial, the jurors witnessed an unseen deposition from CEO Mary Barra on the safety defect.
Barra mentions that GM engineers misdiagnosed the error in the ignition switch as a customer satisfaction issue and not a safety defect. She goes on to say that there were series of mistakes which ultimately led to the ignition switch defect.
The current trial at Texas involves a Houston man who was charged with manslaughter for the death of another driver in a crash. His family blames the faulty ignition switch of GM was the main reason for the crash. General Motors' lawyers though deny the claim.
The deposition by the CEO on video is the first time it was shown, the first two cases was never shown the video, which was won by GM.