The Valukas Report, commissioned by GM to investigate flawed ignition switches that are linked to 13 deaths in crashes where airbags failed to inflate, presents Robson Forensic vehicle engineer, Erin Shipp, P.E. as having found the correct answer to the problem, even before GM engineers.
Excerpt from Valuskas Report
Excerpt from Valuskas Report


β€œThe report made clear that an expert, with limited access to GM information, had made the connection between the Ignition Switch and airbag non-deployment before GM personnel.”

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