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GM’s 20 Million-Car Recall
Spans Globe: Chart of the Day

Bloomberg News, by John Irwin

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Posted By:EagleEye, 6/18/2014 8:23:18 PM

General Motors Co. (GM) has recalled more cars in 2014 than it sold worldwide in the past two years -- enough to circle the earth more than twice. GM, the largest U.S. automaker, called back 20 million vehicles in North America so far in 2014, including more than 3 million just this week. The Chart of the Day shows that’s about the equivalent of all the cars the Detroit-based automaker sold in the U.S. from 1920, the earliest data available, to 1947. Set end to end, 20 million 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts -- just one of the models at the heart of the recent recall surge -- would stretch for almost 57,000 miles (92,000 kilometers).

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This should really make for some new jobs in the automotive industry, starting at the top-down. Guess their bean counters are off , not keeping their eye on GM´s financial bottom line.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 6/18/2014 9:44:04 PM     (No. 9891423)

actually, it´s generally the bean counter creeps at GM who are most responsible for creating the climate that leads to these disasters. They´ve done even more damage than the UAW, if you can imagine it.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno, 6/18/2014 10:08:16 PM     (No. 9891447)

The problem with bean counters is that they only care about the bottom line...today. What happens next week they couldn´t care less about!

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