Center for Auto Safety

Chevy Impala has airbag software flaw, safety advocate claims in U.S. petition

11:02 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
General Motors, 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 Chevrolet Impala, a safety group said.... Read More »

 

GM recalls put spotlight on industry's use of service bulletins

6:47 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2014
General Motors took advantage of a regulatory gray area when it addressed its ignition switch defect almost a decade ago, leaving most car owners unaware that their vehicles may have been unsafe.... Read More »

 

Behind the most recent death linked to the GM recall

12:45 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2014
On New Year's Eve in 2009, a 25-year-old crashed her Chevy Cobalt into a tree at 2:29 a.m. Police in Tennessee say she was obeying the speed limit and wearing a seat belt, but driving drunk. Her family says a working air bag would have saved her life.... Read More »

 

Wall Street assesses GM's reputation damage

3:22 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2014
The potential hit to General Motors' reputation from its recall of 1.6 million cars for faulty ignition switches poses a greater risk than the associated financial costs, analysts say.... Read More »

 

KRISHNAN M. ANANTHARAMAN

'303 deaths': A misleading number, but a significant one

1:42 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2014
Three hundred three. Get used to that number. It will be copied and pasted across the Internet, perhaps even on the New York Times' Web site. It will be trumpeted across the airwaves on talk radio and financial-news TV. And it will be hurled around the halls of the Capitol in Washington.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

Launching a car? Keep an eye on Capitol Hill

3:27 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2013
If the government shuts down on Oct. 1, car companies probably won’t notice much of a change at first. But if key government offices shut down for weeks or months, the automakers could start to have problems.... Read More »

 

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