Bloomberg and AP Articles - GM Ignition Switch Recall

 

GM CEO Seen Asked About Recalled Autos Exempt From Payout: Cars - 7/16/14

GM Judge Says Hiding Switch Defect Would Have Been Fraud - 7/2/14

 GM Claims Chief’s 9/11 Formula Gives Clue to How He’ll Pay Now - 6/6/14

GM’s Barra Said to Oust VP, Lawyer After Valukas Review - 6/6/14

‘GM Nod’ Fuels Deadly Defects Adding to Barra’s Challenge - 6/6/14

GM Overhauling Legal Office to Prevent Recall Delays - 5/21/14

GM’s Latest Recalls Bring Company’s Total to Record 11.2 Million - 5/15/14

 GM Doubles Investigator Group as Vehicle Engineering Reorganized - 4/22/14

 GM Vetoed Better Ignition Part to Save Money, Advocates Say - 4/16/14

 

GM Announces Management Changes on Website

April 14, 2014

April 14 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Yang Yang reports on auto safety and management changes at GM. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bottom Line.” (Source: Bloomberg)

GM Faces More Tests as Documents Show Culture of Denial

April 14, 2014

The hundreds of pages of documents released by lawmakers last week shed new light on General Motors Co.’s more than decade-long failure to respond to auto-safety complaints, underscoring the...

GM Records Show Co-Workers Stymied In-House Investigator

April 14, 2014

For about two years, General Motors Co. engineer Brian Stouffer tried to figure out why faulty ignition switches now linked to at least 13 deaths were causing cars to stall. His quest was thwarted...

Memos Show Regulators Held Back as Evidence Grew of GM Defect

April 14, 2014

Documents released in an investigation into an ignition switch flaw on some General Motors Co. cars have shed new light on the government’s decision not to act even as evidence of the fault now...

Ga. parents: GM knew of defect in daughter's car

April 12, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Parents of a Georgia teenager who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2009 car crash say General Motors knew of a defect in her car but took steps to conceal it.In a federal...

Regulator Didn’t Act on Evidence of Defective GM Air Bags

April 12, 2014

U.S. regulators looking into General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet Cobalt noticed a surprising statistic: warranty claims over the car’s air bags were four times higher than for competing vehicles.

Documents Show GM Slow to Respond to Safety Complaints

April 12, 2014

Internal General Motors Co. documents released yesterday by Congress show that company executives, including Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, were slow to respond to complaints about vehicle...

GM slow to act on recalls, House documents show

April 11, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Documents released by a House subcommittee show that managers and employees at General Motors were often slow to react to safety problems — and that one part of GM...

Documents Show Denial, Concealment in GM Switch

April 11 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Yang Yang reports on new documents released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee revealing more missteps in the General Motors recall. She speaks to Pimm...

 

GM's $1.3 Billion Recall Tab (as Measured in Pickup Trucks)

 April 11, 2014
Here are ways to understand the cost to General Motors of fixing its cars

GM Sees $1.3 Billion Recall Charge as Engineers Put on Leave

April 11, 2014
General Motors Co. anticipates taking a first-quarter charge of $1.3 billion primarily for the cost of recall-related repairs that may lead to the automaker’s first quarterly loss in more than four...

 

 

 

GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case

April 10, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has put two engineers on paid leave as an outside attorney investigates why the company took more than a decade to recall millions of small cars for an ignition...

 

GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave in recall case

April 10, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has suspended two engineers with pay in the first disciplinary action linked to its delayed recall of thousands of small cars for a deadly ignition switch...

 

GM Argues Against Request for ‘Park-It’ Order in Recall

April 10, 2014

General Motors Co. said it shouldn’t be forced to tell car owners to park models with faulty ignition switches until they are fixed because they’re safe to drive if government-approved recall...

 

GM Fined by U.S. Safety Agency for Incomplete Answers

April 09, 2014

General Motors Co.’s failure to fully answer questions about why it waited years to recall 2.59 million small cars over a defect tied to 13 deaths is testing the patience of lawmakers and regulators.

 

Toyota-GM Seen Ushering in Era of Big Recalls

April 10, 2014

Recall first, ask questions later.

 

Connecticut extends testing for recalled GM cars

April 10, 2014

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is extending emissions testing and waiving late fees for owners of General Motors cars being recalled.Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Motor Vehicles...

 

GM Said to Place DeGiorgio, Altman on Paid Leave for Recall (2)

April 10, 2014

General Motors Co. has placed two engineers, Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman, on paid leave for their roles leading to the recall of 2.59 million small cars with defective ignition switches tied to...

 

GM Puts on Leave Engineers Who Worked on Recalled Cars

April 10, 2014

General Motors Co. has placed two engineers, Ray DeGiorgio and Gary Altman, on paid leave for their roles in events leading to the recall of 2.59 million small cars with defective ignition...

 

Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

April 09, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly...

 

Toyota and GM Doing the Recall Tap Dance

April 09, 2014

April 9 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Matt Miller reports on Toyota’s recall of more than 6 million vehicles on Bloomberg Television’s “Lunch Money.” (Source: Bloomberg)

 

Gov't: GM missed deadline for faulty switch data

April 08, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond to its requests for information about a faulty ignition switch by...

 

GM Workers Who Built Defective Cars Incredulous: 'How Does This Happen?'

April 09, 2014

When Glenn Johnson got an early heads-up from management that General Motors Co. was recalling its Chevrolet Cobalt for an ignition-switch defect, his first reaction was unprintable.

 

 

Regulators Fine GM for Unanswered Recall Questions

April 09, 2014

April 9 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu reports on the top company news of the day on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance.”

 

Gov't: GM missed deadline for faulty switch data

April 08, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond to its requests for information about a faulty ignition switch by...

 

GM Sued in Class Action Over Defective Ignition Switches (1)

April 08, 2014

General Motors Co., which recalled more than 2.59 million small cars for faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths, was sued in a proposed class action in Manhattan federal court, adding to more...

 

Ignition-Switch Parts Delay a PR Headache for GM

April 08, 2014

April 8 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Matt Miller reports on GM’s recall woes. He speaks with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television’s “Bottom Line.” (Source: Bloomberg)

 

 

Is GM’s Ignition-Switch Fix Facing a Parts Delay?

April 08, 2014

April 8 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Matt Miller reports on a potential parts delay holding up fixes for the General Motors recall. He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)

 

GM Recall Judge Wants Briefing on ‘Park It’ Request (Correct)

April 07, 2014

General Motors Co. was told by a U.S. judge to provide more explanation for why she shouldn’t force it to tell drivers of 2.59 million recalled small cars to “park it” until faulty ignition...

 

GM Investors Unshaken as Recall Cuts $3 Billion in Value (2)

April 07, 2014

Many institutional investors in General Motors Co. say they’re keeping faith in the stock after the recall crisis wiped out more than $3 billion in shareholders’ value over four weeks.

 

GM Air-Bag Software Blamed in U.S. Petition to Recall Impala

April 07, 2014

General Motors Co., in the midst of recalling 2.6 million small cars for an ignition-switch flaw that can deactivate air bags, also may have an air-bag defect connected to deadly accidents in its...

 

Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

April 06, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester...

 

GM Dealers Turn Therapists to Counsel Anxious Recall Customers

April 05, 2014

The chatter on the showroom floor of John McEleney’s Chevrolet dealership this week focused more on defects than deals.

 

Judge needs more time on GM recalled cars request

April 04, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas said she would consider arguments made Friday and await additional information, before deciding whether to grant an emergency injunction...

 

GM Recall ‘Park-It’ Request Weighed by Judge in Consumer Lawsuit

April 04, 2014

A request to force General Motors Co. to tell drivers of 2.59 million recalled small cars to “park it” until faulty ignitions switches are fixed is being considered by a federal judge in Texas.

 

GM Know-Nothing Chiefs Buck Post-Tylenol Crisis Standard

April 04, 2014

When the late Robert Pritzker ran Marmon Group LLC, his family’s conglomerate, he gave the managers of its major units his phone number.

 

Barra as Change Agent Collides With 32 Years as Daughter of GM

April 04, 2014

General Motors Co.’s Mary Barra presented herself as a change agent during congressional testimony this week. Senator Barbara Boxer wasn’t buying.

 

GM Hires Clinton-Administration Crisis Expert for Advice

April 03, 2014

General Motors Co. has retained crisis-communications expert Jeff Eller as it builds a team to help respond to the recall of small cars with faulty ignition switches tied to 13 deaths.

 

GM Hearings Revive Debate on Corporate-Fraud Penalties

April 03, 2014

Higher fines and jail time are being considered by U.S. lawmakers who grilled General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra over why it took years to recall 2.6 million cars for faulty...

 

Inside the War Room: GM Hires a Crisis Expert

April 03, 2014

April 3 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Jeff Green discusses GM’s hiring of Jeff Eller and Mary Barra’s testimony on Capitol Hill. He speaks with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television’s “Bottom Line.”...

 

GM Hires Clinton-Administration Crisis Expert

April 03, 2014

April 3 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors has retained crisis-communications expert Jeff Eller as it builds a team to help respond to the recall of small cars with faulty ignition switches tied to 13...

 

U.S. Government Said Unaware of GM Faulty Switches in Bailout

April 03, 2014

The task force President Barack Obama set up to manage General Motors Co.’s bailout and bankruptcy in 2009 wasn’t aware of the faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths in small cars, said...

 

GM ‘Park It’ Notice Order Sought Until Recalled Cars Are Fixed

April 03, 2014

General Motors Co. will have to tell owners of 2.59 million recalled small cars to “park it” if customers suing the automaker convince a judge faulty ignition switches linked to 13 deaths make them...

 

GM U.S. Ignition Recall-Suit Combination Sought by Lawyer

April 02, 2014

Lawyers suing General Motors Co. over the recall of 2.59 million small cars for faulty ignition switches say the best judge to handle the litigation is the one overseeing Toyota Motor Corp.’s...

 

GM's Barra Own Words on Switch Problems, Recalls

April 02, 2014

April 2 (Bloomberg) –- Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co., speaks about the automaker's recall of 2.6 million cars for possible ignition-switch defects linked to 13 deaths. ...

 

Friedman, Scovel Testimony on GM Ignition Switches

April 02, 2014

April 2 (Bloomberg) -- David Friedman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Calvin Scovel, inspector general for the U.S. Department of Transportation,...

 

Lawmakers accuse GM of possible criminal cover-up

April 02, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Capitol Hill accused General Motors of a potentially criminal cover-up of its defective ignition switches and fumed at the lack of answers from its new CEO...

 

GM Accused of ‘Criminal Deception’ on Fatal Switch Defect

April 02, 2014

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra fielded pointed questions and accusations from U.S. senators, with one saying GM had a “culture of coverup” and another predicting it may face...

 

GM's Barra Testifies About Key Issues, Recall (Q&A

April 02, 2014

April 2 (Bloomberg) -- Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co., testifies about the company's response to a defective small-car ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths. ...

 

GM CEO Barra Testifies About Recall (Part 1)

April 02, 2014

April 2 (Bloomberg) -- Mary Barra, chief executive officer for General Motors Co., testifies about the automaker's recall of 2.6 million cars over faulty ignition switches. She testifies...

 

Old GM vs. New GM: What’s Changed?

April 02, 2014

April 2 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg Television's “Lunch Money” Host Adam Johnson breaks down Mary Barra’s performance before Congress. (Source: Bloomberg)

 

GM’s Barra Faces Second Day of Grilling on the Hill

April 02, 2014

April 2 (Bloomberg) – Bloomberg’s Matt Miller discusses GM CEO Mary Barra’s second day of testimony at a Congressional hearing on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

 

Senators express doubts to Barra about new GM

April 02, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra is back before Congress, where members of a Senate subcommittee are expressing doubts that the culture at the nation's No. 1 automaker has...

 

Did GM’s Barra Convince Lawmkers on Recall?

April 02, 2014

April 2 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Matt Miller recaps General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s day on Capitol Hill as she faces a second round of questioning by the U.S. Senate over a delayed recall to fix...

 

Barra Going With No Counsel a Gutsy Move: Hayzlett

April 02, 2014

April 2 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg Contributing Editor Jeffrey Hayzlett discusses GM CEO Mary Barra’s testimony at a Congressional hearing on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)

 

GM and Christie Unsafe at Any Speed: Carlson

April 02, 2014

April 2 (Bloomberg) -- On today's "Morning Must Read," Adam Johnson recaps the op-ed pieces and analyst notes that provide insight behind today's headlines on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg...

 

Under fire: GM's Barra deflects hard questions

April 02, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra didn't squirm on the hot seat Tuesday. On the job less than three months, she calmly answered or deflected tough questions from a...

 

New CEO Barra faces tough task in shedding old GM

April 02, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — "That is not how GM does business."With statements like that, new CEO Mary Barra is trying to distance the General Motors she now leads from the overly bureaucratic company...

 

What Did We Learn From GM CEO Barra on Recall?

April 02, 2014

April 2 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Ryan Chilcote recaps General Motors CEO Mary Barra’s Capitol Hill testimony on a delayed auto recall and how it may impact GM sales going forward on Bloomberg...

 

GM to Chrysler Sales Accelerate in March Ahead of ’13 Pace: Cars

April 02, 2014

The freezing temperatures that kept car buyers off dealer lots in January and February gave way to warmer weather last month, setting up the auto industry for a strong spring selling season.

 

Barra Seeks to Distance GM From Old Cost-First Culture

April 02, 2014

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra pushed yesterday to separate herself from an old GM that weighed the costs of improved safety, insisting she’s the face of a new GM that puts...

 

GM’s Barra Faces Off With U.S. Lawmakers Over Recall of Deadly Cars

April 01, 2014

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra told a U.S. House committee that the automaker still doesn’t have all the answers that might explain why it waited a dozen years to fix a flaw...

 

NHTSA's Friedman Testifies on GM Switches, Recalls

April 01, 2014

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- David Friedman, acting administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, testifies about General Motor Co.'s recall of about 2.6 million cars for an...

 

GM's Barra Faces U.S. Lawmakers Over Recall (Q&A)

April 01, 2014

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra testifies about the company's recall of 2.6 million cars for possible ignition-switch defects linked to 13 deaths. ...\

 

GM CEO's Testimony `Disappointed,' Blackburn Says

April 01, 2014

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee, talks about General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra's testimony before a House subcommittee today about the...

 

Can GM Regain the Public's Trust?

April 01, 2014

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Matt Miller, Jeff Green and Kelley Blue Book's Karl Brauer discuss today's testimony by GM CEO Mary Barra. They speak with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's...

 

GM CEO Angered at Decade-Long Delay Before Recall

April 01, 2014

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra talks with reporters about the company's recall of 2.6 million cars for possible ignition-switch defects linked to 13...

 

13 GM traffic deaths are tied to a 57-cent part

April 01, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fix for a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, members of Congress said Tuesday as they demanded answers from General...

 

GM's Barra: We'll Make Sure it Never Happens Again

April 01, 2014

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- GM CEO Mary Barra address the media following her testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington about GM's ignition switch recall. (Source: Bloomberg)

 

The One Important Thing GM CEO Mary Barra Told Congress

By Paul M. Barrett

 April 01, 2014

General Motors has retained attorney Kenneth Feinberg as a consultant on how to compensate families of victims of its defective cars

 

GM’s Barra Faces Lawmakers Over Recall (Statement)

April 01, 2014

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra testifies about the company's recall of 2.6 million cars for possible ignition-switch defects linked to 13 deaths and...

 

GM hires Feinberg to advise on recall victims

April 01, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors has hired attorney Kenneth Feinberg to explore ways to compensate victims of accidents connected to defective ignition switches in its small cars.GM CEO Mary...

 

GM's Barra: Customer Safety Is Our Focus

April 01, 2014

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- GM CEO Mary Barra testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington about GM's ignition switch recall. (Source: Bloomberg)

 

GM's Barra: `I Am Deeply Sorry' for Ignition Defect

April 01, 2014

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- GM CEO Mary Barra testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington about GM's ignition switch recall. (Source: Bloomberg)

 

GM's Barra: We’ve Moved to a Customer Culture

April 01, 2014

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- GM CEO Mary Barra testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington about GM's ignition switch recall. (Source: Bloomberg)

 

Barra: GM Will Retain Feinberg to Advise on Recall

April 01, 2014

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, testifying before a U.S. House panel, said the company has retained Kenneth Feinberg as a consultant to explore options...

 

GM CEO Mary Barra: The Facts Will Be the Facts

April 01, 2014

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, testifies before a U.S. House panel today. (Source: Bloomberg)

 

Congress seeks answers on delay in GM recall

April 01, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is demanding answers from the new CEO of General Motors and the head of the nation's auto safety watchdog about why it took 10 years to recall cars with a...

 

GM, safety agency face Congress over recalls

April 01, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress will press General Motors' new CEO at a hearing Tuesday about why GM sold cars with an ignition switch that failed to meet its own specifications, and then failed...

 

GM’s Recall Woes Worsen as CEO Prepares for House Hearing

April 01, 2014

The pressure on General Motors Co. is mounting as Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra prepares to testify before Congress at 2 p.m. about why the automaker waited more than a decade to recall cars...

 

Waxman: Bill Would Boost Automaker Penalties

April 01, 2014

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Representative Henry Waxman, a California Democrat, speaks at a news conference about General Motors Co.'s recalls due to an ignition-switch defect linked to the deaths...

 

Three Things GM's Mary Barra Didn't Say in Her Prepared Testimony

By Kyle Stock

 April 01, 2014

Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra should discuss the problems that sank "old" General Motors and cite "new" GM's technological prowess

 

GM’s Recall Woes Worsen, CEO Barra Set for Grilling

April 01, 2014

April 1 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Tim Higgins updates the latest news on GM’s recall woes and GM CEO Mary Barra’s pending testimony before the U.S. House on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.” ...

 

GM Delays March Auto Sales Numbers Citing Computer Issue

April 01, 2014

General Motors Co., which has recalled 2.6 million small cars since February because of ignition issues tied to 13 deaths, today said its March auto- sales data will be delayed because of a systems...

 

GM recall: Many victims were young drivers

March 31, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — As the deaths are tallied from General Motors' delayed recall of compact cars, one thing is becoming clear: Of those killed, the majority were young.In a way, this isn't...

 

Better GM Data Would Have Prompted Probe, NHTSA Chief Says

March 31, 2014

The top U.S. auto regulator probably would have investigated ignition-switch failures linked to 13 deaths had General Motors Co. provided better information, the agency’s acting administrator said.

 

GM recalls 1.5 million cars for steering defect

March 31, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. said Monday it is recalling 1.5 million vehicles worldwide because the electronic power-steering assist can suddenly stop working, making them harder to...

 

Auto safety chief says GM didn't share key data

March 31, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal safety regulator says General Motors didn't share key information that might have led to a faster recall of small cars.In written testimony to a House...

 

GM’s Barra Pledges Recall Inquiry Transparency

March 31, 2014

March 31 (Bloomberg) -- Matt Miller reports on GM Congressional hearings on Bloomberg Television’s “Bottom Line.” (Source: Bloomberg)

 

GM CEO to Face Recall Questions Carrying Corvair-Era Legacy

March 31, 2014

When General Motors Co.’s Mary Barra begins Congressional hearings tomorrow as an emissary of what she’s portrayed as a more responsive GM, she will face down decades of skepticism -- plus fresh...

 

How Did GM, NHTSA Both Ignore Ignition-Switch Fix?

March 31, 2014

March 31 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Matt Miller and Sally Greenberg, executive director at National Consumers League, discuss documents from General Motors that uncover concerns over the costs...

 

Will GM Corporate Baggage Sandbag CEO Barra?

March 31, 2014

March 31 (Bloomberg) -- Matt Miller reports on GM’s Congressional recall hearings. Miller speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)

 

GM’s Barra Bringing Legacy of Safety Fights to Congress

March 31, 2014

General Motors Co.’s Mary Barra will bring corporate baggage to Washington when she testifies before Congress this week: GM’s history of contentious battles over vehicle safety stretching back 50...

 

GM Docs Reveal Ignition Recall Business Concerns

March 31, 2014

March 31 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Jeff Green reports on new documents showing concerns over the cost of a recall to fix ignition-switch problems in General Motors’ vehicles on Bloomberg...

 

GM Canceled Ignition-Switch Fix in 2005 Due to Costs

March 31, 2014

General Motors Co., after months of studying ignition-switch failures in the Chevrolet Cobalt, canceled a proposed fix in 2005, when a project engineering manager cited high tooling costs and piece...

 

Congress: GM twice failed to fix defect

March 30, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect in 2005 but canceled both of them without taking action, according to a memo released Sunday by the...

 

GM Recalls Some Chevrolet Cruzes for Front Axle Half-Shafts

March 29, 2014

General Motors Co. recalled some 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars with 1.4 liter engines for front axle half-shaft replacement, a day after the automaker ordered dealers to stop selling...

 

GM Widens Ignition Recall by 971,000 to 2.59 Million Cars

March 29, 2014

General Motors Co. is expanding the recall of small-car ignition switches by 971,000 vehicles worldwide to cover 2008 to 2011 vehicles that were built with safe parts yet may have received faulty...

 

AP IMPACT: Gov't safety agency missed Cobalt clues

March 29, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — For years, the U.S. government's auto safety watchdog sent form letters to worried owners of the Chevrolet Cobalt and other General Motors small cars, saying it didn't have...

 

2 more recalls push GM total to 4.8M in a month

March 29, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors announced two more recalls late Friday, bringing to 4.8 million the number of cars, trucks and SUVs the automaker has called back for repairs in the past...

 

GM Recall Brings Parents Fresh Grief Over Kids’ Final Drives

March 29, 2014

When Bill Trautwein offered to buy his daughter a car to drive to college classes, she went for the blue one -- a used 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt that matched the color on the Florida Gators uniform her...

 

Congress to seek answers on delayed GM recall

March 28, 2014

DENVER (AP) — New General Motors CEO Mary Barra has been cooperative with members of Congress investigating why the company did not act sooner to address a potentially deadly defect in some...

 

Information on GM's recall of small cars

March 28, 2014

General Motors is recalling about 2.6 million compact cars worldwide to fix faulty ignition switches.THE ISSUE: At least 12 people have been killed in crashes linked to the defective switches,...

 

AP IMPACT: Gov't safety agency missed Cobalt clues

March 28, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — For years, the U.S. government's auto safety watchdog sent form letters to worried owners of the Chevrolet Cobalt and other General Motors small cars, saying it didn't have...

 

General Motors recalling 824,000 more small cars; ignition switches could be faulty

March 28, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors recalling 824,000 more small cars; ignition switches could be faulty.

 

GM Seen Needing $3 Billion Fund to Address Ignition-Flaw Deaths

March 28, 2014

General Motors Co. will probably create a fund of as much as $3 billion to pay claims associated with an ignition-switch flaw the automaker said is linked to the deaths of 12 people, a Barclays...

 

GM’s Barra Sued With Board Over Response to Ignition Defect

March 28, 2014

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra and GM directors were sued over the delayed recall of vehicles with faulty ignition switches in what may be the first such case seeking damages...

 

GM Recall: Connecting Dots to Explain Teen Deaths

March 28, 2014

March 28 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Jamie Butters updates the latest news on GM recalls on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)

 

GM Must Simplify Processes in Wake of Recall: Boyer

March 28, 2014

March 28 (Bloomberg) -- Jeff Boyer, vice president of global vehicle safety at General Motors Co., talks about the automaker's strategy following a recall of 1.6 million small cars with faulty...

 

GM Must Simplify Processes in Wake of Recall, Safety Chief Says

March 28, 2014

General Motors Co., recalling 1.6 million small cars equipped with faulty ignition switches tied to 12 deaths, needs to simplify its processes, the automaker’s new vehicle safety chief said.

 

GM Recall: Connecting Dots to Explain Teen Deaths

March 28, 2014

March 28 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Jamie Butters updates the latest news on GM recalls on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)

 

Judge to hear request to park recalled GM cars

March 27, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — A Texas federal judge will hold a hearing next week on a lawsuit seeking to force General Motors to tell customers to stop driving some recalled cars.Lawyer Robert Hilliard...

 

GM Says Calls to Customer Service Have Doubled Since Recall

March 27, 2014

General Motors Co. said inquiries to a customer call center in Warren, Michigan, have more than doubled during peak hours since the automaker recalled 1.6 million small cars with faulty ignition...

 

NHTSA Had Enough Evidence to Act on GM, Watchdog Group Says

March 26, 2014

An automobile-safety watchdog is questioning U.S. regulators’ explanation that they didn’t have enough information to justify investigating reports of defective ignition switches that could affect...

 

Auto Regulator Has 51 People Tracing 250 Million Cars

March 26, 2014

The U.S. office responsible for monitoring safety defects in cars has had its budget stagnate and its staff cut by one-fifth from highs more than a decade ago, when Congress tried to strengthen it.

 

Using video, GM CEO reaches out to customers

March 26, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra is reaching out directly to customers, as GM tries to counter bad publicity from a recall of cars with a potentially deadly ignition switch...

 

GM CEO: Recalled Cars Safe to Drive With Key Alone

March 26, 2014

March 26 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra told customers that the automaker wants to make the recall of 1.6 million cars with faulty ignition switches go as...

 

GM CEO Barra Says Recalled Vehicles Safe to Drive With Key Alone

March 26, 2014

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra told customers that the automaker wants to make the recall of 1.6 million cars with faulty ignition switches go as smooth as possible and that...

 

GM Must Send ‘Park It’ Alert to Car Owners, Texas Judge Is Told

March 26, 2014

Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against General Motors Co. asked a federal judge in Texas to force the automaker to send a “Park it Now” warning to car owners not to drive recalled models until faulty...

 

GM Recall Seen Missing Cobalts With Faulty Ignition Switch

March 25, 2014

General Motors Co., facing lawsuits in the U.S. and Canada over faulty ignition switches, may not have recalled all Chevrolet Cobalts with the defects, according to two complaints filed against the...

 

Senators press GM, NHTSA over delayed recall

March 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is increasingly putting the pressure on General Motors and the government's auto safety agency over a delayed recall of small cars.Tuesday, Democratic Sens. Edward...

 

Senators press GM, NHTSA over delayed recall

March 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is increasingly putting the pressure on General Motors and the government's auto safety agency over a delayed recall of small cars.Tuesday, Democratic Sens. Edward...

 

GM Recall Spurs Senators’ Call to Make Public Early-Warning Data

March 25, 2014

Two U.S. senators investigating the delayed General Motors Co. recall over faulty ignition switches want to make warranty claims, injuries and other automaker data about potential defects available...

 

GM's Seriously Huge Liability Trouble

By Paul M. Barrett

 March 25, 2014

If General Motors did quietly replace an ignition switch in 2006, the procedural failure could add $250 million to its total settlement bill

 

Toyota case shows it's hard to prosecute execs

March 25, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to conceal the extent of dangerous car defects at Toyota Motor Corp. were so pervasive, prosecutors say, that an exasperated employee at one point warned that...

 

Did GM Commit Bankruptcy Fraud?

March 24, 2014

March 24 (Bloomberg) –- Barclays Auto Analyst Brian Johnson and Jalopnik Deputy Editor Travis Okulski discuss the fallout from GM’s vehicle recall. They speak with Trish Regan and Matt Miller on...

 

NYT: U.S. Eyes Bankruptcy Link in GM Case

March 24, 2014

March 24 (Bloomberg) -- GM CEO Mary Barra is scheduled to testify at a U.S. congressional hearing April 1 amid a probe into why it took more than a decade to recall vehicles equipped with an...

 

Upton Shaped by Ford Tire Recall Faces GM 14 Years Later

March 24, 2014

Representative Fred Upton, the Michigan Republican leading U.S. hearings into General Motors Co.’s recall of 1.6 million cars, has some of the closest ties to the automobile industry of any member...

 

GM Faces Bankruptcy Fraud Probe on Ignition Recall

March 24, 2014

March 24 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Yang Yang reports the Justice Department is probing possible bankruptcy fraud by General Motors in relation to its delayed ignition recall on Bloomberg...

 

Can GM Bounce Back in Wake of Recalls

March 24, 2014

March 24 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg Contributing Editor Jeffrey Hayzlett discusses his outlook for GM on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

 

GM’s Supplier-Squeezing Days Gave Birth to Flawed Models

March 22, 2014

The cars at the center of General Motors Co.’s February recall were still on the drawing board when a top engineer gathered more than a dozen managers and delivered a fateful message: Build them...

 

GM-Recall Response by U.S. to Be Reviewed by Inspector General

March 21, 2014

The U.S. agency overseeing the recall of 1.4 million General Motors Co. cars for a deadly ignition-switch defect will be the subject of an audit by the Transportation Department’s inspector general.

 

Families in Wis. crash that killed 2 girls sue GM

March 21, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — The families of three teenagers killed or injured in a 2006 Wisconsin car crash are suing General Motors, alleging that the company was negligent in designing its small cars...

 

GM’s CEO to Testify Before Congressional Panel Over Recalls

March 21, 2014

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra is scheduled to testify at a U.S. congressional hearing April 1 amid a probe into why it took more than a decade to recall vehicles equipped...

 

GM Investor Sues Over Delayed Disclosure of Ignition Flaw

March 21, 2014

General Motors Co. and Chief Executive Officer Mary T. Barra were sued by an investor over delays in addressing ignition-switch defects and other flaws that prompted recalls of more than 3 million...

 

GM Ignition Switch to Be Blamed in Suit for Cobalt Deaths

March 21, 2014

General Motors Co., facing lawsuits in the U.S. and Canada over faulty ignition switches, was served with what may be the first wrongful-death suit since the company recalled 1.6 million vehicles...

 

Barra to Testify on GM Recalls

March 21, 2014

March 21 (Bloomberg) -- Scarlet Fu reports on today’s top company news headlines on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source: Bloomberg)

 

GM CEO Barra to testify at House hearing on recall

March 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra will testify next month at a hearing by a House panel investigating the delayed recall of 1.6 million small GM cars.The investigative...

 

GM’s Ignition Victims Need Help From Bankruptcy Judge

March 20, 2014

Lawyers looking to sue General Motors Co. after its global recall of 1.6 million vehicles over an ignition defect may find their path blocked by a judge’s order five years ago in the company’s...

 

Toyota payment could be glimpse into GM's future

March 20, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors, beware.Wednesday's announcement that Toyota will pay $1.2 billion to avoid criminal prosecution for hiding information in a recall case could be a glimpse into...

 

GM’s Barra Showing Compassion Contrasts With Mishandlers

March 20, 2014

Mary Barra is no Tony Hayward, and that’s a good thing.

 

The GM Recall: Which Claims Are Barred, What the Lawyers Are Trying 

March 19, 2014

General Motors Co. announced in February it was recalling 1.6 million vehicles because of a defect in their ignition systems linked to at least 12 deaths. Claims over deaths or economic losses...

 

General Motors Sued in California Over Ignition Switch

March 19, 2014

General Motors Co., already facing lawsuits in Texas and Michigan over an ignition flaw, was sued in California on behalf of owners of 1.4 million vehicles affected by the defect.

 

Government investigating Saturn Ion steering issue

March 19, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — The government is investigating whether General Motors should recall the Saturn Ion compact car for the same steering defect that affected the Chevrolet Cobalt, a similar...

 

GM’s Barra Saying Sorry Seeks to Limit Fallout From Recall

March 19, 2014

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra apologized for the lives lost in accidents linked to an ignition defect and pledged an aggressive probe into why a recall took so long, in her...

 

Can CEO Mary Barra Bring the Change GM Needs?

March 19, 2014

March 19 (Bloomberg) -- Maryann Keller & Associates Founder Maryann Keller discusses the impact of GM recalls on VEO Mary Barra on Bloomberg Television's “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

 

Barra apologizes for deaths tied to recalled cars

March 18, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — The top executive of General Motors apologized for deaths linked to the delayed recall of 1.6 million small cars, saying the company took too long to tell owners to bring the...

 

GM’s Barra Says She’s ‘Personally’ Sorry About Switch Recall

March 18, 2014

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, speaking to the press for the first time about the recall of 1.6 million compact cars, apologized for the “loss of life” and said there will...

 

How Could GM Execs Not Know About Ignition Fault?

March 18, 2014

March 18 (Bloomberg) –- Francisco Sanchez, former Commerce Department undersecretary for international trade, and Bloomberg's Jamie Butters discuss GM's recall of 1.6 million compact cars on...

 

Background on GM's new safety chief

March 18, 2014

General Motors named a new head of global safety Tuesday as part of its ongoing effort to repair the damage from last month's recall of 1.6 million small cars. The company has admitted it knew...

 

How Much Will a Recall Scandal and Old Saturns Slow GM?

By Kyle Stock

 March 18, 2014

The automaker's revival could falter if General Motors fails to persuade consumers that their safety—and vehicle reliability—are paramount

 

GM CEO Barra expects to testify about recall

March 18, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra says it's likely she will testify before congressional committees investigating the company's handling of a faulty ignition switch that is tied...

 

GM's Barra on Recalls: Tragedy Will Make Us Better

March 18, 2014

March 18 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg Television's "Lunch Money" Host Adam Johnson brings us Mary Barra’s comments on the GM recall. (Source: Bloomberg)

 

GM Appoints New Vehicle Safety Chief

March 18, 2014

March 18 (Bloomberg) -- Jamie Butters reports on GM auto recalls on Bloomberg Television's “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)

 

Will the Government Rescue GM Again?

By Paul M. Barrett

 March 18, 2014

General Motors faces litigation and a damaged image after admitting it failed to address faulty ignition switches for more than a decade

 

GM CEO Creates Position Overseeing Vehicle Safety

March 18, 2014

March 18 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Alix Steel reports on today's top headlines on Bloomberg Television's “Market Makers.”

 

GM Appoints Vehicle Safety Chief as Scrutiny Intensifies

March 18, 2014

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra today created a new global vehicle safety position and promoted a 40-year engineering executive to run it as scrutiny intensifies on a vehicle...

 

GM Had 2006 Ignition-Switch Remedy Unknown to Most Owners: Cars

March 18, 2014

General Motors Co. took advantage of a regulatory gray area to address an engine defect almost a decade ago, leaving most car owners unaware that their vehicles may have been unsafe.

 

GM Recalls 1.55M Vehicles for Brakes, Seat Belts

March 17, 2014

March 18 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Rosalind Chin reports on the latest company news making headlines on Bloomberg Television’s “First Up.” (Source: Bloomberg)

 

GM Recalls 1.55M More Models on Safety Concerns

March 17, 2014

March 17 (Bloomberg) –- On today’s “The Roundup,” Matt Miller, Trish Regan, Olivia Sterns, Julie Hyman and Eric Chemi wrap up the day’s top market stories on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”...

 

GM Reports 3 More Recalls, ‘Redoubles’ Safety Efforts

March 17, 2014

General Motors Co. is recalling 1.55 million vans, sedans and sport-utility vehicles, citing concerns over brakes, seat belts and air bags, adding to 1.6 million cars recalled this year due to...

 

Another GM recall: 1.18M SUVs for air bag issue

March 17, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors issued a new recall of 1.5 million vehicles Monday, part of an effort to assure buyers that it's moving faster to fix safety defects in its cars and trucks.In a...

 

GM Recall Doubled as Georgia Lawyer Pushed U.S. Regulators

March 17, 2014

Six days after General Motors Co. recalled almost 800,000 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s for a defect that could cause surprise engine shutdowns, lawyer Lance Cooper, a solo practitioner in...

 

General Motors Sued in Texas Over Ignition-Switch Recall Losses

March 15, 2014

General Motors Co. was sued on behalf of vehicle owners over an ignition flaw in some small- model cars as it faces regulators’ questions about this year’s recall of 1.6 million vehicles.

 

General Motors Sued in Texas Over Ignition-Switch Defects

March 14, 2014

General Motors Co. was sued in federal court in Texas on behalf of vehicle owners over an ignition flaw in some small-model cars that the automaker has linked to 12 deaths.

 

Toll From GM Ignition Flaw Seen Rising as Victims Sought

March 14, 2014

The death toll related to an ignition flaw in eight small-car models that General Motors Co. sold a decade ago is likely to climb, say lawyers and safety advocates.

 

GM Ignition-Flaw Death Toll Seen Rising

March 14, 2014

March 14 (Bloomberg) –- On today’s “The Roundup,” Matt Miller, Trish Regan, Julie Hyman and Eric Chemi wrap up the day’s top market stories on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source:...

 

GM Recall: Why Did It Take 10 Years?

March 13, 2014

March 13 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors got its first internal report on ignition-switch problems in small cars in 2001, while developing the Saturn Ion, the automaker said in a letter to U.S....

 

GM Staff Joins Media Flagging Ignition Fault Before Recall: Cars

March 13, 2014

General Motors Co.’s own engineers, along with newspaper auto writers, were talking about the ignition switch defect in several GM models almost a decade before the carmaker announced plans last...

 

Could GM Have Avoided Recall Crisis?

March 13, 2014

March 13 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News’ Jeff Green reports on the delayed recall by General Motors for issues dating back more than a decade on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.”

 

GM Criminal Probe Seen Complicating Barra Effort

March 13, 2014

March 13 (Bloomberg) -- The criminal investigation that opened yesterday into GM’s handling of an ignition flaw linked to 12 deaths adds to legal challenges that threaten to overshadow the...

 

GM excluded crash deaths from ignition inquiry

March 12, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors excluded the Saturn Ion from a Feb. 13 recall for faulty ignition switches after engineers inexplicably failed to look at fatal crashes involving the compact...

 

GM Says Ignition-Switch Troubles First Surfaced in 2001 Testing

March 12, 2014

General Motors Co. got its first internal report on ignition-switch problems in small cars in 2001, while developing the Saturn Ion, the automaker said in a letter to U.S. regulators.

 

GM Recall May Have Begun Sooner With More Data, NHTSA Head Says

March 12, 2014

U.S. auto-safety regulators didn’t force General Motors Co. to recall 1.6 million cars sooner because the connection between defective ignition switches and failing air bags wasn’t clear, the head...

 

GM to offer loaner cars, cash to small-car owners

March 12, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is offering free loaner cars to owners of compacts that are being recalled for a deadly ignition switch defect.The company also will offer a $500 cash allowance...

 

GM Said to Face U.S. Probe on Delay in Car Recall

March 11, 2014

March 12 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg's David Ingles reports on the latest company news making headlines on Bloomberg Television's "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)

 

Questions and answers about GM recall

March 11, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' executives and government regulators will soon have to explain to Congress why it took years to recall 1.6 million compact cars with a known defect linked to...

 

AP Source: Justice Department probing GM recall

March 11, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors faced more pressure over its handling of a deadly defect in certain compact cars Tuesday as word leaked of a criminal investigation and two congressional...

 

GM Said to Face U.S. Justice Probe on Delay in Car Recall

March 11, 2014

The U.S. Justice Department started a preliminary investigation into how General Motors Co. handled the recall of 1.6 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths,....

 

GM Recalls Stalled in 10 Years of Committee Alphabet Soup

March 11, 2014

At the heart of General Motors Co.’s slow response to fatally flawed ignition switches is a committee culture that impeded the flow of information from the engineering ranks to the corner office.

 

House Panel to Probe GM Recall of Models for Faulty Switches (2)

March 11, 2014

A House panel will investigate the response of General Motors Co. and U.S. regulators to consumer complaints about ignition-switch failures that led to the recall of 1.6 million vehicles and are...

 

US House committee investigating GM recall

March 11, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — A congressional committee is investigating the way General Motors and a federal safety agency handled a deadly ignition switch problem in compact cars.House Energy and...

 

GM CEO Barra Faces Public Test: Is Old GM Alive?

March 11, 2014

March 11 (Bloomberg) - Bloomberg News’ Keith Naughton reports on the Congressional probe examining the slow response by General Motors in announcing a recall of flawed ignition switches on...

 

Why Is Congress Investigating a GM Recall?

March 11, 2014

March 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg’s Jeff Green reports on General Motors’s slow response to fatally flawed ignition switches. speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.” (Source:...

 

GM Investigator Faces a Quick Dig Into Firm’s Turbulent Decade

March 11, 2014

General Motors Co. just gave attorney Anton Valukas a tall order and a short deadline.

 

House Panel to Probe GM Recall of Vehicles for Ignition Switches

March 10, 2014

A House panel will investigate the response of General Motors Co. and U.S. regulators to consumer complaints about ignition-switch failures that led to the recall of 1.6 million vehicles and are...

 

GM Picks Former Lehman Investigator Valukas to Lead Probe

March 10, 2014

General Motors Co. hired Jenner & Block LLP Chairman Anton Valukas, who served as a U.S. Justice Department-appointed examiner of the downfall of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., to help lead an...

 

US agency demands recall data from General Motors

March 05, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are demanding that General Motors turn over reams of documents and other data showing what the company knew and when it found out about a dangerous...

 

GM Pressed by U.S. for Answers on Delay in Recalling Cobalt

March 05, 2014

The U.S. told General Motors Co. to detail what it knew, and when, about ignition-switch failures linked to 13 deaths that led the nation’s largest automaker to recall 1.6 million Chevrolet,...

 

Cobalt Recall Won’t Harm GM’s Reputation, Barra Tells Employees

March 04, 2014

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra told employees the recall of 1.6 million cars over an ignition-switch defect linked to 13 deaths in crashes won’t harm the company’s reputation.

 

GM Probed in Delay Over Ignition Defect Linked to 13 Deaths

February 27, 2014

U.S. regulators are investigating why General Motors Co. took years to recall 1.6 million cars over an ignition-switch defect linked to 13 deaths in crashes.

 

GM Faces Fines as Feds Investigate Recall Delay

February 27, 2014

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News’ Matt Miller reports on federal regulators investigating a delayed recall of older vehicles on Bloomberg Television’s “In The Loop.”

 

US safety agency to probe GM recall response

February 27, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's auto safety watchdog is investigating whether General Motors acted quickly enough to recall 1.6 million older-model small cars in a case linked to 13...

 

GM Apologizes as Ignition Recall Widened to 1.6 Million Cars

February 25, 2014

General Motors Co., saying it was “deeply sorry,” more than doubled the scope of a vehicle recall to fix defective ignition switches now linked to 13 deaths from airbags failing to deploy.

 

GM adds 842,000 vehicles to ignition switch recall

February 25, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors on Tuesday doubled to 1.6 million the number of small cars it is recalling to fix faulty ignition switches linked to multiple fatal crashes.Just two weeks ago,...

 

GM Ignition-Switch Flaw Reported to U.S. Seven Years Ago

February 21, 2014

An ignition-switch problem that prompted General Motors Co. to recall almost 800,000 cars last week was identified in a 2007 report to U.S. regulators who then stopped short of ordering a defect...

 

GM Recalls 778,562 Cars After Defect Linked to Six Deaths

February 13, 2014

General Motors Co. is recalling 778,562 Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 sedans in North America after six deaths were linked to faulty ignition switches that may have caused engines and air bags to...

 

GM recalling nearly 780,000 older compact cars

February 13, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling almost 780,000 older-model compact cars in North America because a faulty ignition switch can shut off the engines without warning and cause...