GM Fires 15 Employees Over Recalls and Faulty Ignition Switch

CEO Mary Barra keeps her job and a new victim's compensation program is created.
2:02 | 06/05/14

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Transcript for GM Fires 15 Employees Over Recalls and Faulty Ignition Switch
new book hard choices. We do move on to general motors. 15 employees fired over the recalls. The fallout from the ignition switches and lives lost. What the new internal report reveals and the CEO keeping her job. Rebecca Jarvis who has pressed that CEO for answers before is back on the story tonight. Reporter: A moment of truth for G.M. CEO Mary barra. This report is extremely thorough brutally tough and deeply disturbing. Reporter: The first woman to run a car company, who took the top job at general motors earlier this year, today unveiling the results of an internal investigation into faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths. Reporter: Repeatedly, individuals failed to disclose critical pieces of information that could have fundamentally changed the lives of those impacted by a faulty ignition switch. Reporter: 15 G.M. Employees, including senior executives, fired. Five others disciplined. And evidence the problems were flagged since 1999. The engineer who designed it call it the "Switch from hell." Reporter: But the investigation found no evidence of a cover-up and cleared barra of any wrongdoing. A point she stood by since the beginning. You claimed that never once this ever crossed your desk in the last decade. What do you say to the families? I was never a part of that process on this issue. Reporter: Barra announced the compensation fund that some members of congress were critical. This report is the result of the best investigation that gm itself could buy. Reporter: Tonight general motors still faces five separate investigations including one by the justice department. It could take until October for gm to fix the recalled cars. Gm just finishing its best month of sales in nearly six years. Thank you. We have been reporting on the severe weather and a new

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