General Motors gets the max. The government has fined GM with a record $35-million for its slow response to the ignition switch problems that were linked to at least 13 deaths.
That's the most the government can fine an automaker. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx would like to see that raised to $300 million,
"$35 million, as I've said before, is a rounding error. We do think $300 million is attention grabbing," he said.
Car companies say, "you have our attention," and that's why you're seeing a record number of recalls this year.