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GM CEO Mary Barra interviewed on the Today Show

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DETROIT, Michigan - General Motors CEO Marry Barra was interviewed this morning by Matt Lauer on NBC's Today Show.

It was Barra's first television interview since the ignition switch recalls were announced last February. The interview comes on the heels of the automaker's announcement where it told dealers to stop selling 2013 and 2014 Chevy Cruzes because of an airbag defect.  

General Motors has recalled more cars this year, at 13.6 million vehicles in the United States, than it sold all of last year. 

When asked if more recalls could be on the way, Barra said that they continue to analyze all the available data and will be taking the necessary actions. She added that more recalls are possible. 

Earlier this month, GM fired 15 employees that were labeled as responsible for not tackling the ignition switch problem. This morning Barra said that they've addressed the issue, and everyone that will be fired has been. 

Barra would not explicitly say whether or not she thought any current or former GM employees acted in a criminal manner with the handling of the ignition switch issue. 

"Clearly this issue took too long to find and in this case we failed our customers," she said, "the criminal aspect is for the courts to decide.





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