New Recalls And More Than 80 Lawsuits: The Future of General Motors

A man walks past cars parked outside a shopping mall in Alhambra, California, including a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck from General Motors on left on May 16, 2014.  General Motors has issued yet another recall on its 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, this time for a steering issue that could cause a sudden crash.  - FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

A man walks past cars parked outside a shopping mall in Alhambra, California, including a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck from General Motors on left on May 16, 2014. General Motors has issued yet another recall on its 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups, this time for a steering issue that could cause a sudden crash.

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

New Recalls And More Than 80 Lawsuits: The Future of General Motors

General Motors faces more than 80 lawsuits related to defective ignition switches. Last week it announced four new recalls. Diane and her guests discuss what's ahead for GM, its customers and its management.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra meets with shareholders today. It’s her first public appearance since GM’s internal review made public last week detailed the company’s 11-year failure to recall cars with defective ignition switches. In recent months GM has been changing course: so far this year there have been 34 recalls involving 2.6 million cars. Mary Barra has promised the company will ‘do the right thing’ for families of those killed or injured as a result of the defective switches. But some say she faces an uphill battle in efforts to build trust in the company and its products.

Guests

Joan Claybrook

president emeritas, Public Citizen.

David Shepardson

Washington bureau chief, The Detroit News.

Aaron Jacoby

attorney, Arent Fox, specializing in the automotive industry

Mark Robinson

attorney, Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis,specializing in consumer class action suits

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