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Several GM employees were fired due to “violations of company policy” related to the recent recall of its Chevrolet Tavera SUV in India.

“We take these matters very seriously and hold our leaders and employees to high standards, ” GM said in a statement. “When those standards are not met, we will take the appropriate action to hold employees accountable.”

According to Automotive News, the automaker dismissed this week Sam Winegarden, the company’s vice president for global engine engineering, and other 10 powertrain employees in India and the US. Last week GM recalled 114,000 Tavera SUVs manufactured between 2005 and 2013.

GM said that the employees were fired because they manipulated emissions tests in order to comply with the government regulations.

Also last week the US automaker announced a recall for the brand new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra. According to NHTSA some versions of the new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and 2014 GMC Sierra will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to fix a problem with an airbag, which may not inflate in the event of a crash.

“Certain Chevrolet and GMC Sierra pickups may be equipped with an airbag that may not fully inflate in the event of a crash. Less than 1% of affected airbags may experience this issue, however, GM is calling each of the affected customers to arrange for repairs “, said NHTSA.

Source: Reuters