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A boom year for the auto industry also had some big busts

Clip: 01/06/2016 | 5m 36s

In 2015, Americans spent roughly $570 billion dollars on more than 17 million cars and trucks, breaking a record set 15 years earlier. But it was also a year of automaker scandal, including a probe into GM's defective ignition switch problems, faulty airbags found in more than 19 million vehicles and Volkswagen's emissions cheating. Judy Woodruff talks with David Shepardson of Reuters.

Aired: 01/06/16

Rating: NR

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