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 Former General Motors CEO Dan Akerson says in a new published report that his successor, Mary Barra, didn't know about a deadly safety defect in GM small cars when she took the job in January.

In an article that appears on Forbes' Web site today and is scheduled for publication in the magazine's June 16 issue, Akerson is quoted as saying "of course not" after being asked whether Barra "was thrown under the bus" by being handed the job just before GM decided to recall cars for a defective ignition switch now linked to 13 deaths.

“Mary has said it: The moment she became aware of the problem, as I would expect, she confronted it," Akerson said in his first public comments about the ignition switch issue, which led to the recalls of 2.6 million cars.


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Former GM CEO Ackerson Says Suuccessor Was Outside The Loop On Safety Defects

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