According to Fox News, General Motors CEO Mary Barra publicly apologized for the deaths of 13 drivers killed by defects in the GM cars they were driving.
The defects were noticed as far back as 2001 and brought to GM's attention, however efforts to fix the issues associated with the faulty ignitions and airbag deployment were never made. GM thought it too costly and time consuming to recall all the vehicles.
Now after many deaths, GM is recalling several millon cars that could potentially be affected by defects.
Reports show that GM had many complaints about vehicle issues over the years and even approved a sub-standard part for its cars.
CEO Barra says they will take responsibility and move forward to fix the situation. She also offered her apologizes to the families affected by the defects.