Valukas report on GM’s fatal ignition switch flaws

A probe by former U.S. Atty. Ant­on Valu­kas has found a per­vad­ing at­mo­sphere of in­com­pet­ence and neg­lect at Gen­er­al Mo­tors led the com­pany to al­low a deadly prob­lem to fester for 11 years be­fore any­one ac­ted to cor­rect it. The in­vest­ig­a­tion in­volved more than 350 in­ter­views with over 230 in­di­vidu­als at GM and its sup­pli­ers. It also re­viewed more than 41 mil­lion doc­u­ments to ex­am­ine why the auto­maker waited un­til this year to cor­rect the prob­lem in about 2.6 mil­lion Chev­ro­let Co­balts and oth­er small cars, mostly from the 2003 to ‘07 mod­el years.