The Ignition Switch

“That’s what haunts me the most: We knew something was wrong. The car should have been checked on. I feel guilty.” GM has recalled 1.6 million cars due to a faulty ignition switch “that, if a knee hit it or the key ring was too heavy, could turn off the engine and the car’s electrical systems, and among other things, disable the air bags.” The big question: Did GM wait too long?

+ BloombergBusinessweek: Four blunt points about the coming GM ignition litigation storm.

+ The driver who evaded a drunk-driving stop and plowed into dozens of people attending SXSW will be charged with murder.

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