General Motors CEO Mary Barra is taking charge of a team of senior executives assembled to coordinate the company's response to a recall of 1.
6 million discontinued vehicles.
Barra, in an e-mail to GM employees today, said the team would monitor the company's progress on addressing the recall and adjust its course of action as necessary.
She said GM has "empowered our dealers with resources to provide affected customers with the peace of mind they deserve."
GM also has begun an internal review "to give us an unvarnished report of what happened" in the 10 years leading up to last month's recall of the Chevrolet Cobalt, Saturn Ion and four other vehicles to replace ignition switches that can unexpectedly cut power to the engine.