WASHINGTON, April 11 A U.S. congressional
committee on Friday said there were "failures within the system"
over the handling of flawed ignition switches in General Motors
vehicles, which have been linked to 13 deaths.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton said
that initial documents provided to his panel revealed those
failures. Upton also said that there was "much left to examine"
in its ongoing investigation of the recalls, which came more
than a decade after the company first noticed a problem.
According to one document obtained by the committee, GM CEO
Mary Barra, who rose to the top position in January, received an
email in 2011 pointing to steering problems in GM models that
later were recalled.
(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Eric Beech)