The death toll from crashes involving GM small cars with faulty ignition switches is at least 21.
GM says the electronic parking brake arm that applies pressure to the back of the brake pads may not fully retract after use.
Vehicles could leak, posing a fire risk. No fires or injuries have been reported.
A report raises serious questions about the NTSA’s ability to keep the public safe.
Nineteen compensation claims have been approved for deaths related to GM ignition switch recall, Twelve injury claims have been approved.
The agency responsible for safety on the nation’s roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans charged in a report Tuesday.
General Motors, Toyota, and Honda have each indicated what the future holds for automobiles, announcing upcoming automated models of their vehicles.
General Motors also plans new “connected car” to help prevent crashes.
U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers.
GM is telling customers to park the SUVs outdoors because they could catch fire when left unattended.