Transcript for General Motors Recalls More Than 1 Million Cars
We have break news from general motors. Another big recall, 1.3 million cars. And this time, from power steering suddenly cutting out, right on the heels of that problem with the ignition and the air bags. This new recall comes on the eve of a faceoff tomorrow, the new head of gm answering tough questions before congress about what is going on at the company behind closed doors. And ABC's chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis starts us off. Reporter: It's the stunning revelation tonight, that new recall at general motors, recalled this time for steering problems, coming just one day before America's largest low or the makerch thes before congress about its handling of that other recall involving the ignition switch that took G M more than a decade to make and cost 13 people their lives. For our daughter, and the other victims, there's still people out there driving this vehicle who -- Reporter: Gm's now recalled 2.3 million cars because their ignition switches could turn off, shutting down the car's power and safety systems, including the air bag. In prepared testimony just released by the committee, gm's Coe marry barra will say she is deeply sorry, reit vsaying today's gm will do the right thing. According to the newly released documents, it was a series of missteps by both gm and regulators that allowed the problem to go unaddressed for more than a decade. In 2002, gm approved using the faulty switches even after the outside Venn or the provided test results that showed gm the parts didn't meet specificati specifications. In 2005, gm engineers met to make changes to the switches, but decided against it. The house also finding that in 2007 and 2010, after reports the ignition problem disabled air bags, federal regulators still declined to open inquiries because they didn't think there was enough crash evidence to link. Gm will have something to say about tomorrow's hearings that could finally give some grieving families some answers. Rebacke Rebecca Jarvis, ABC news, new York.
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