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THE GM RECALL

GM, NHTSA discussed Saturn Vue key-pullout 3 times before recall

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2014
General Motors, before recalling more than 200,000 Saturn Vues with ignition problems last month, discussed the issue with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration three times beginning in mid-June, documents revealed today show....
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THE GM RECALL

GM recalls 56,214 Saturn Auras for transmission cable issue

9:00 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
General Motors is recalling 56,214 Saturn Aura mid-sized cars in the United States because the automatic transmission shifters may fail, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators....
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NHTSA closes 4-year probe into Saturn Ion power steering problems

9:19 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Safety regulators closed a four-year probe into power steering problems in almost 335,000 older Saturn Ions after General Motors Co recalled the cars, which are also part of an unrelated recall of defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths....
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THE GM RECALL

Deadly GM ignition switches started with 2003 Saturn Ion

3:13 pm U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
The 2003 Saturn Ion was supposed to be a pivotal car for GM. Instead, it came to represent the compromises and corner cutting that almost destroyed GM and now find the company in a global recall of some of its most popular models. The Ion debuted two years before the Chevy Cobalt, the model most associated with the current recall of 2.6 million vehicles, and it was the first car with the defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths, when engines turned off, disabling airbags....
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Prices of GM used cars unhurt by recall

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Wholesale prices of General Motors vehicles with faulty ignition switches are unscathed by the highly publicized recall of the vehicles, analysts say. That's because the recalled 1.6 million 2003-07 small cars are valued at about $2,000 to $5,000 each in the wholesale market so there is little room for the prices to fall....
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GM recalls 1.3 million 2004-10 Chevy, Saturn and Pontiac cars for power steering glitch

4:18 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
GM is recalling more than 1.3 million older-model Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn cars that could experience a sudden loss of electric power, expanding a safety crisis that now includes eight separate recalls covering nearly 6 million vehicles over the past six weeks....
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Flawed entry-level GM cars, young drivers: A combination with deadly consequences

6:00 am U.S. ET | 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 big brother wore on the way to two national football championships....
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GM expands ignition switch recall in U.S. by 824,000 vehicles

5:16 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
GM is expanding its ignition switch recall to include another 824,000 U.S. models to ensure that owners of cars that may have been repaired over the years using faulty switches can get them replaced....
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Numbers don't explain why airbags don't inflate

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2014
About 3,400 people die each year in frontal crashes with no airbag deployment in their vehicle, according to federal data analyzed by Automotive News....
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Feds target Saturn Ion power-steering problems

5:22 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2014
The Saturn Ion, one of the vehicles covered by General Motors' ignition-switch recall, also is the subject of a long-running investigation by federal safety regulators into whether GM should have included it in a 2010 recall for power-steering failures....
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Recall storm engulfs GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
A company that started the year on a wave of positive press surrounding its new CEO and its emergence from government ownership is suddenly facing an investigation by federal safety regulators, upcoming congressional hearings and a potential criminal probe by the U.S. Justice Department....
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First signs of GM ignition switch flaw emerged in 2001

8:33 pm U.S. ET | March 12, 2014
General Motors said it saw signs of flimsy ignition switches in a Saturn Ion as early as 2001, three years earlier than the first indications of a defect previously disclosed by the automaker....
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The early warnings that GM missed

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
For years, as drivers complained that their Cobalts and Ions were stalling repeatedly, GM treated it as a matter of customer satisfaction, not safety. Documents show that the company either didn't grasp the significance of the problem or didn't consider it worthy of resources....
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GM faces 107 questions from U.S. over ignition switch recall

2:01 pm U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
Federal safety regulators today sent a 27-page letter to GM requesting detailed information and documents related to its investigation of whether the automaker waited too long before recalling 1.6 million vehicles last month....
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OLD PROBLEMS FOR NEW GM

GM execs brace for recall fallout

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2014
Top GM executives are under intense pressure to explain why it took them a decade to order a fix for a faulty ignition switch. Mindful, perhaps, of the backlash that hit Toyota during its unintended-acceleration crisis from 2009 to 2011, GM has struck an unusually contrite tone in its statements since the recalls, saying it is "deeply sorry" for its response to the switch defect....
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GM expands ignition switch recall by more than 588,000 vehicles

2:39 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2014
GM expanded a recall to fix ignition switches that can inadvertently shut off engines and cause crashes, a problem that has now been linked to 31 crashes and 13 front-seat deaths and sparked criticism of the company's years-long investigation of the problem....
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