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GM takes 'full responsibility' for ignition scandal

Published on Jun 5, 2014 9:39 PM
 
A person walks past the GM logo at the General Motors Technical Center as General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra holds a press conference on June 5, 2014 in Warren, Michigan. General Motors chief executive Mary Barra said that the company would take full responsibility for the faulty ignition scandal and compensate victims of accidents tied to the defects. -- PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - General Motors chief executive Mary Barra said on Thursday that the company would take full responsibility for the faulty ignition scandal and compensate victims of accidents tied to the defects.

Barra said the saga of the Chevrolet Cobalt ignitions, which led to at least 13 deaths, was "riddled with failure" but that there was no management conspiracy to cover up 11 years of inaction.

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