Even though General Motors seem to believe that recalling over 3 million cars is the right thing to do, owners of the vehicles which need the repairs are not happy at all.
Car owners from all around the world are angry with General Motors, the reason why they are upset actually being the fact that the automaker allowed them to drive their vehicles with faulty ignition switches for no less than 10 years.
It has been reported that General Motors knew about this issue with ignition switches for no less than 10 years. However, reportedly the company failed to take action, even though they should have recalled the vehicles for repairs since 2004.
Naturally, owners of the vehicles which were now called in by General Motors were not happy at all. They claim that they have been in danger for years, while General Motors did nothing. Owners could get severely injured at any moment while driving their cars.
“I don’t understand why they would wait 10 years to say something. And I want to understand it but I never will,” a driver who has been involved in an accident claimed according to Reuters. In fact, the accident was quite serious, leading to the death of two people.
Until knowing about the problem with the cars produced by General Motors, the woman, Megan Phillips, lived with the guilt, as she believed that it was her mistake which lead to the death of two friends.
General Motors already apologized for this whole situation. “We are deeply sorry to our customers and for the circumstances surrounding this recall. We are doing all we can today to take care of our customers and to ensure their peace of mind,” a statement for the company said.
As imagined, Megan Phillips was not the only driver outraged by the fact that General Motors reacted so late in redrawing these cars. One driver said that it happened no less than 5 times for her car to just stop in the middle of the road. When this happens at high speeds or in conditions of high traffic, the consequences can be disastrous.
A series of angry messages were posted by owners on General Motors accounts on social media.