DETROIT — A thorough review of General Motors’ safety issues is nearing completion and hasn’t turned up any more serious problems, the company’s CEO said Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters before the company’s annual meeting, Mary Barra also said that personnel changes related to a deadly ignition switch problem are finished. The company forced out 15 workers last week after an outside attorney blamed them for failing to act on the problem. Five others were disciplined.
The meeting comes just days after former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas issued a report that blamed an inefficient corporate structure and misconduct or poor decisions by some employees for allowing a deadly defect in an ignition switch to go undisclosed for more than a decade. GM this year has recalled 2.6 million small cars with the faulty switches. They have been blamed for more than 50 crashes and at least 13 deaths.
Barra further said GM may “tweak the structure here or there” but she doesn’t expect major changes.