GM sales are not plummeting despite recalls, scandal

Jul 1, 2014

GM sold 11,147 Chevy Tahoes in June, 2014.
GM sold 11,147 Chevy Tahoes in June, 2014.
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General Motors' sales rose 1% in June - despite two fewer sales days in the month, despite a delayed recall scandal, and despite the company issuing a record number of recalls.

The Detroit automaker's sales were the best for June since 2007.

Karl Brauer is an analyst with Kelly Blue Book. 

He says the media and Congress have displayed an intense interest in GM's admission that it delayed an ignition switch recall for eleven years. 

Customers aren't paying as much attention.   

"Most people look at this recall as old GM and old models that has nothing to do with what's in the showroom right now," says Brauer.

GM has recalled 25 million vehicles since the beginning of the year.  About 60% of those recalls were for ignition system problems.