Just when you thought the hole was at its deepest.
In an awful exercise that shines a whole new light on the word ‘fail’,GM has managed to do it again, proving that negligence, cover-ups and general incompetencecan also be complemented by shameful insensitivity. As the ignition-switchrecall debacle refuses to die, GM recently sent out recall notices to all affectedowners of relevant models. Thing is, the company forgot to remove some verysignificant owners from the recall list, including the families of victims whodied because of this exact fault.
One of those receiving not one, but two recall announcementsthis week was the mother of a 16-year old girl who was killed in her Chevy Cobaltnine years ago, when her car crashed into a tree in Maryland. Prior to thesenotices, the mother didn't even know that her daughter’s death was linked tothe ignition switch failure. Currently, the number of deaths directly linked to faultyignition switch officially stands at 13, but experts believe that the actual numbermay be 74 or even higher.