facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

GM fires 10 and retires 1 over recall in India

July 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM   |   Comments

NEW DELHI, July 27 (UPI) -- General Motors Co. said 10 employees were fired and one retired for "violations of company policy" after India raised questions about emissions testing.

"General Motors' investigation into our recall of the Chevrolet Tavera, which is built and sold exclusively in India, identified violations of company policy," the company said in a statement. "GM subsequently dismissed several employees."

The company did not identify the employees who mislead Indian officials about their emissions testing, Wall Street Journal reported.

The retired executive, the highest ranking company official implicated by the affair, is Sam Winegarden, the automaker's vice president for global engine engineering, who had worked for GM for 44 years.

India has opened an investigation into the matter, The New York Times reported Saturday.

GM stopped making the Tavera in India this month and said it would recall the vehicle going back to 2005 models to validate that the engines had met emissions standards.

The Journal said GM is recalling 114,000 vehicles in India, in one of the largest ever automobile recalls in the country.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Apple sells 10 million new iPhones during the first weekend Apple sells 10 million new iPhones during the first weekend
2
Starbucks testing a latte that tastes like beer Starbucks testing a latte that tastes like beer
3
Iran could retool pipeline for Pakistan Iran could retool pipeline for Pakistan
4
Iraq relying on oil wealth from Basra Iraq relying on oil wealth from Basra
5
EU confirms schedule for trilateral gas talks EU confirms schedule for trilateral gas talks
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback