Mother of Wisconsin teen speaks out after daughter dies in recalled car – 2/25/14
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Feb 25, 2014
ST. CROIX COUNTY-Margie Beskau believes her daughter didn’t have to die.
The 15 year old was in a 2005 Chevy Cobalt that was part of a recall announced by GM last month.
On Tuesday that recall expanded.
In addition to the 2005-2007 Chevy Cobalts and 2007 Pontiac G5’s, the five new recalled models include:
2005-2007 Pontiac Pursuit, sold in Canada
2003-2007 Saturn Ions
2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR, Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky.
The recall involved a suddenly loss of engine power.
The Center for Auto Safety says GM was aware of the problem as far back as 2004.
“This is my child this is my baby girl,” Beskau told CBS News “And they knew something was wrong with the car before the accident. I just don’t understand how they can knowingly put this cars out and still let people drive them.”