Record Recalls Slow GM Earnings, But Not Sales (Yet)

May 27, 2014

By Pat Batcheller

"GM has some major problems, and they're all coming to the fore right now."

Paul Eisenstein, publisher of

General Motors says it has identified 15 more crashes involving faulty ignition switches, raising the number of such collisions from 32 to 47. The number of people killed in those crashes remains at 13, though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that figure is probably higher. Since news of the ignition switch problem came to light, GM has recalled about 16-million vehicles worldwide to fix a variety of safety issues. Paul Eisenstein is publisher of He tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that the record number of recalls has taken some momentum out of GM’s recovery from bankruptcy. Click on the audio link above to hear the conversation.