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Global GM Powertrain Head Fired Over Indian Emissions-Fixing Scandal

Due to allegedly fraudulent procedures including swapping in entire low-emission engines to pass regulations in India, General Motors has dismissed its global powertrain executive and about 10 other employees in the U.S. and India. The ousting of Sam Winegarden, GM’s vice president for global engine engineering, followed a Wednesday recall in of 114,000 Chevrolet Tavera utility vehicle from model year 2005-2013 with 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engines. The Tavera is exclusively an Indian market car. The recall is to address non-safety related emissions and other specification problems and was preceded by a production halt on June 4. The company says it has already “identified a solution to the issues and performed the required engineering validation, and is awaiting regulatory approvals.” Prior to the move to clean house, the Economic Times of India reported yesterday that it ...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/global-gm-powertrain-head-fired...

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