The GM recall

GM moved faster to fix larger cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
General Motors treated isolated reports of flimsy ignitions in its mid-sized, full-sized and luxury cars more urgently than similar but far more voluminous complaints about the less profitable Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion, documents GM submitted to federal regulators show.... Read More »

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Akerson says GM's problems were worse than execs thought

11:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Former General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said the automaker's delayed ignition switch recall was indicative of a flawed corporate culture that was worse than he and other executives had originally recognized.... Read More »

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GM's top N.A. lawyer shares hot seat with boss

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
When Lucy Clark Dougherty was named General Motors' top lawyer for North America in 2011, she was considered the likely candidate to succeed General Counsel Michael Millikin. Now the two are sharing an uncomfortable spotlight amid criticism of the legal department's handling of a faulty ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM lists more Cobalt, Ion fatalities in quarterly crash data

3:37 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2014
In the first quarter, General Motors received claims that defects in the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion caused 17 deaths and 167 injuries, according to data it submitted to federal safety regulators.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM recalls 717,950 vehicles, pushing year's recall tally to 60

2:07 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2014
General Motors is recalling another 717,950 vehicles in the United States, mostly 2010-12 model year cars and crossovers, lifting its total for the year to a record 60 safety campaigns covering around 29 million vehicles globally.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

Top lawyer keeps pall over GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2014
The changing perception among some of GM CEO Mary Barra's toughest critics suggests that she is maneuvering GM out of the worst of the recall crisis. But the praise came with a scorching indictment of her decision not to fire chief counsel Michael Millikin.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM's stealth redesign of switches kept old parts in circulation

3:34 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2014
New documents reveal GM redesigned faulty ignition switches without changing the part number in more than the 2.59 million small cars at the center of its recall crisis. Some of those additional vehicles underwent an ignition switch redesign as far back as 2004, GM said in a letter to regulators posted today by NHTSA.... Read More »

KRISHNAN ANANTHARAMAN

GM waive liability shield? It can't

3:22 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2014
Is it conceivable that Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who is both a lawmaker and lawyer, has only a tenuous grasp of the law?... Read More »

GM recalled some models with problematic switches; judges others safe, report says

8:28 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2014
GM last month recalled millions of vehicles with three different designs of ignition switches that could accidentally turn off the engine and disable air bags in a crash. But the automaker has concluded that more than 2 million other vehicles equipped with the same switches are safe.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM revises way legal staff handles safety suits

9:35 pm U.S. ET | July 15, 2014
GM has hired an outside legal firm to review the company's litigation practices and has revised the way it handles civil lawsuits so that cases involving serious injuries or deaths will be reviewed by the company's general counsel and engineering staffs, GM's top lawyer plans to tell a Senate panel on Thursday.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

Prosecutors' case against GM to focus on misleading statements, report says

7:31 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Federal prosecutors are developing a criminal fraud case hinged on whether GM made misleading statements about a deadly ignition switch flaw, and are examining activity dating back a decade, before GM's 2009 bankruptcy, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation, Reuters reported.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

GM's false economy

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
It's not yet clear what the final tab will be on General Motors' unfolding recall mess, but it certainly will put a dent in the automaker's so-called fortress balance sheet.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

Delphi CEO summoned to Capitol Hill on GM recall

4:01 pm U.S. ET | July 8, 2014
Delphi Automotive, which supplied the faulty ignition switch at the center of General Motors' safety crisis, will join GM on Capitol Hill's hot seat.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM won't use insurance proceeds to pay ignition-switch claims

10:31 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2014
General Motors will not be looking for liability insurance funds to help pay for claims stemming from its ignition-switch safety crisis. "It will be done through cash on hand, no insurance," said David Roman, GM's director of financial communications.... Read More »

GM RECALL

GM victims bear burden of proof

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
The victim compensation program that attorney Kenneth Feinberg outlined last week requires claimants to provide evidence that the defective switch played a role in the accident.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

GM is doing the right thing

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
It's going to be very expensive for GM, but the company made the right decision to hire Kenneth Feinberg and give him the responsibility to negotiate with the people filing claims.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Safety comes to the fore

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
As the General Motors recall crisis evolves, it's clear that the entire auto industry's approach to quality, safety, public disclosure and legal responsibility will change fundamentally.... Read More »

New GM ignition parts arriving; just don't worry about what the box says

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
General Motors told its 4,300 dealerships late last month that the parts to replace faulty ignition switches on nearly 3 million recalled small cars are finally flowing in "unprecedented volume."... Read More »

NEWS ANALYSIS

Just how much will recall storm cost GM?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2014
For all of the screaming headlines about record recalls, safety lapses and victim compensation, General Motors' two most important constituencies -- customers and investors -- seem unfazed.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM switch complaints began 17 years ago, long before Cobalt

6:55 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2014
General Motors car owners have been complaining to dealers about defective ignition switches since 1997, years before the automaker launched the Chevrolet Cobalt and other small cars with faulty switches linked to at least 13 deaths.... Read More »

NICK BUNKLEY

Compensation, yes, but no happy endings for GM crash victims' families

3:07 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2014
Daryl Chansuthus bristled at the word “compensation” when we spoke on the phone this week. Compensation doesn’t fill the void created on a rainy December night five years ago, when her 25-year-old daughter’s Chevrolet Cobalt SS hit a tree off Interstate 24 in Tennessee and no airbags deployed.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM victims contacting Feinberg a month before program start

7:14 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2014
Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer hired by General Motors to arrange compensation for victims of cars with defective ignition switches, is already hearing from people even though claims won't be accepted until Aug. 1.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

Feinberg details eligibility for GM ignition-switch compensation

10:00 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Attorney Ken Feinberg's plan for compensating victims of GM's ignition-switch defect will include a broader set of criteria than GM has used to determine which crashes are linked to the faulty part, which means the company's estimate of 54 related accidents and 13 fatalities almost surely will rise.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM ignition issues trigger another massive recall

2:40 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
GM is recalling another 8.4 million cars globally from the 1997 to 2014 model years, including some that are linked to seven crashes, eight injuries and three deaths. Most of the cars -- 7.6 million -- are across seven full-sized models being recalled for inadvertent ignition key rotation, GM said Monday.... Read More »

GM compensation announcement

GM digs deep to fix safety problems

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
If recalls are a kind of a manufacturer do-over, this month's recall of some Chevrolet Cobalts and HHRs for a power-steering defect was a do-over of a do-over. General Motors already had ordered a replacement of power-steering components on those cars in a recall action several years ago. Now, it's telling owners that the fix wasn't good enough.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Lots of negative consequences for companies in crisis

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
A crisis such as the one General Motors is suffering through has all kinds of negative consequences. And not just the obvious ones.... Read More »

GM victims' lawyer says Feinberg to offer uncapped payment fund, report says

12:34 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2014
Kenneth Feinberg, who's creating a fund to compensate victims of GM's faulty ignition switch, is expected to offer payments for all drivers, passengers and bystanders killed or hurt in collisions related to the defect, according to a lawyer who said he's spoken to him, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

GM recalls 392,459 big pickups, SUVs to update transfer case software

5:15 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
GM is calling back 392,459 of its newest pickups and SUVs in the United States for a problem that could allow the trucks to slip into neutral unexpectedly, as the automaker continues a sweeping safety review in the wake of its bungled handling of a faulty ignition switch.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM was urged in 2004 report to study Cobalt's ignition-airbag link

12:20 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
A General Motors supplier studying an "anomaly" in a crash test on a preproduction Chevrolet Cobalt urged the company in 2004 to take a closer look at the connection between the ignition system and airbag deployment -- a link that eluded engineers and investigators at the company for years afterward.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM's current product chief was part of '05 ignition-flaw debate

6:46 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
A top product-development executive still working at General Motors was involved in deliberations about a deadly ignition flaw kept from the public, newly released documents indicate.... Read More »

Rockefeller proposes bill to strengthen auto-safety regulators

6:52 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2014
The chairman of the U.S. Senate committee that oversees auto safety proposed a bill late Thursday that would give U.S. regulators more funding and greater power to deal with light-vehicle defects.... Read More »

GM lifts stop-sale order on Cruze as probe continues

3:20 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2014
General Motors, which has recalled a record number of vehicles in the United States this year, lifted its temporary stop-sale order on its top-selling Chevrolet Cruze sedans as it evaluates the vehicles for a new type of airbag problem.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM halts sale of some 2013-14 Chevy Cruze models for airbag glitch

4:15 pm U.S. ET | June 25, 2014
GM told dealers in the United States and Canada to temporarily halt delivery of some 2013-14 Chevrolet Cruze sedans on Wednesday because of a potential problem with an airbag supplied by Takata, hampering sales of the company's top-selling car amid an end-of-the-month sales push.... Read More »

'Key pullout,' another GM ignition flaw, was quietly fixed years before recall

2:46 pm U.S. ET | June 25, 2014
More than seven years ago, GM fixed two design flaws that allowed the key in some Chevrolet Cobalts and Saturn Ions to come out of the ignition while the engine was on, but the company didn't notify existing owners about the problem until an April 2014 recall, according to a newly released document GM filed with federal safety regulators.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM says other defective ignition switch made in China

8:38 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2014
GM said a defective ignition switch linked to the recall of almost 3.4 million cars was made in China, where another car maker discovered a problem part earlier this year.... Read More »

GM'S BIG 180

Reversal on stalling risk forces new look at ignition issues

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
Ten years ago, General Motors insisted that engine stall is not a safety defect. Now, in the face of evidence that faulty ignition switches contributed to at least 13 deaths, GM's position has changed. That radical shift in thinking is rippling through GM.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM quality manager warned board of serious problems in 2002

10:16 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2014
A former head of General Motors corporate quality audit warned the company's board in a letter in 2002 that it needed to “stop the continued shipment of unsafe vehicles” and “recall suspect vehicles that were already in customers' hands.”... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM dangles dealer bonuses to speed ignition-switch repairs

1:59 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2014
GM is rolling out a series of initiatives to accelerate the fix of 2.6 million cars with faulty ignition switches, including offering dealerships bonus money for speedy repairs.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM, in shift, deems stalling a safety issue

1:13 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2014
GM CEO Mary Barra told members of Congress on Wednesday that the automaker now considers unexpected vehicle shutoffs to be a safety concern, reversing a policy that had treated complaints about the Chevrolet Cobalt as low priority.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM whistleblower was told to 'not find every problem,' report says

2:20 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2014
A GM employee who continued to notice safety issues in vehicles and spoke up was transferred to a job where he was instructed to “not find every problem that GM might have,” according to a Bloomberg Businessweek story posted today.... Read More »

Lawsuit says GM owners owed around $10 billion in lost value after recalls

2:39 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2014
A new lawsuit says General Motors should compensate millions of car and truck owners for lost resale value, potentially exceeding $10 billion, because a slew of recalls and a deadly delay in recalling cars with defective ignition switches has damaged its brand.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

House panel blasts GM's 'culture of secrecy'

11:57 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2014
GM CEO Mary Barra faced intensive questioning from a House subcommittee for nearly three hours today over the slow recall of defective ignition switches, with lawmakers questioning whether she can truly change the company's culture.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM says it will 'rework or replace' ignition keys on 3.4 million cars

4:01 pm U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
GM is recalling 3.4 million cars in North America because bumpy terrain and weight attached to the key could move the ignition switch out of the run position -- the same basic problem that began its recall crisis earlier this year. GM said it is aware of eight crashes and six injuries related to the recall.... Read More »

Tough tasks, deadlines loom in GM's safety overhaul

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
The story of what went wrong in General Motors' deadly ignition switch defect has been laid out in painful detail. Now GM is setting out to make good on CEO Mary Barra's promise never to let another deadly flaw slip through.... Read More »

GM has fixed 154,731 of 2.59M cars in ignition recall, House panel says

11:57 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
General Motors has repaired 154,731 cars of the 2.59 million recalled worldwide to fix a defective ignition switch tied to 13 fatalities, according to a memo released by U.S. congressional investigators.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

Changing GM will take time

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
GM's management team needs a lot of help from nonexecutive Chairman Tim Solso and President Dan Ammann. Their strength is that they are from outside.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Valukas report is required reading for the industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
The Valukas report is a damning indictment of misconduct, incompetence and inaction leading to great harm to General Motor's customers. It also can be a mirror for the rest of the auto industry.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM to recall 511,528 Camaros for ignition-related defect; 3 other recalls announced

9:20 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2014
General Motors announced four more recalls today covering more than 500,000 cars sold in the United States -- including every Camaro sold since the current iteration of the iconic muscle car went on sale.... Read More »

GM employees questioned by U.S. attorney under ignition switch probe, reports say

6:19 pm U.S. ET | June 13, 2014
Federal prosecutors have begun interviewing present and former GM employees as part of a criminal probe into the automaker's delayed ignition-switch recall that has been linked to at least 13 deaths, The Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

Rattner says he saw 'GM nod' and 'GM salute' during rescue

3:26 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2014
Steven Rattner, the former auto czar who led the government bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler, says he witnessed GM's problematic management culture firsthand and was shocked -- and crash victim advocates are asking why he didn't act.... Read More »

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GM Georgia move may preview handling of switch injury litigation

3:51 pm U.S. ET | June 12, 2014
General Motors previewed how it may handle some death and injury lawsuits triggered by faulty ignition switches when it moved an already-settled case from state to federal court after the plaintiffs tried to revive their claim.... Read More »

GM ignition-switch defect response probed by 9 states

10:03 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2014
GM's delayed decision to recall almost 2.6 million cars for ignition-switch defects is being investigated by attorneys general in Florida, Connecticut and at least seven more states.... Read More »

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Barra to return to Capitol Hill next Wednesday with Valukas

12:30 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra and outside attorney Anton Valukas are scheduled testify before a House committee next week to answer questions about GM's recently released investigation into the handling of its faulty ignition switches.... Read More »

GM victims' fund to have 'modest' window for claims

10:33 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2014
Kenneth Feinberg, who is managing GM's' fund to compensate victims of ignition flaws linked to at least 13 deaths, said there will be a modest window for filing applications after it starts accepting claims around Aug. 1.... Read More »

KRISHNAN ANANTHARAMAN

The hidden brilliance of Barra's cliches

5:34 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2014
Mary Barra has been frustrating. The best we've heard from GM's new CEO during the recall crisis is a bland, canned line about “putting the customer at the center of everything we do.”... Read More »

GM addresses NHTSA's recall inquiries, ending daily fines of $7,000

6:34 pm U.S. ET | June 10, 2014
GM has met requirements of federal regulators for documents and other information tied to its ignition switch recall. The automaker racked up more than $420,000 in daily fines of $7,000 for its delay in providing the information.... Read More »

GM employees are 'owning' Valukas report, Barra says

9:27 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said today that the company's employees are galvanized by the findings of its internal investigation into a deadly defect that exposed "incompetence" and a troubled corporate culture.... Read More »

THE GM REPORT

How Ray DeGiorgio threw GM investigators off track for years

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
General Motors' investigation into its mishandling of a fatal defect spreads blame among dozens of employees at various levels, but it bluntly says the problem began -- and remained unfixed for years -- largely because of "a single engineer."... Read More »

Searing report gives Barra a mandate to reshape GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
General Motors employees who showed up at a town hall meeting last week expecting to hear CEO Mary Barra talk about moving on from the company's embarrassing safety crisis were thrown a curveball.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM ignition-switch protesters expected at annual meeting

4:06 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
A planned protest at General Motors headquarters by family members of crash victims will serve as the backdrop Tuesday to an annual meeting of GM shareholders here that should prove more substantive than the mundane proceedings of past years.... Read More »

GM ignition-switch plaintiffs seek to reopen case settled in 2008

11:00 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
General Motors committed fraud while settling claims over a 2004 accident that left one man dead and his fiancee pleading guilty to a crime, the victim’s family said in a lawsuit seeking to reopen the case.... Read More »

GM faulty-switch cases sent to federal court in New York

11:29 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
A federal judicial panel today ruled that lawsuits against General Motors over economic damages allegedly caused by a recent recall for faulty ignition switches will be heard in Manhattan.... Read More »

Hidden in plain sight

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Time and again over those years, engineers and attorneys at GM dismissed or ignored a link that was obvious to experts around them, according to the GM-commissioned report by former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas.... Read More »

Compensation terms left to Feinberg

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Kenneth Feinberg will be given full say in determining which victims of General Motors' faulty ignition switch will qualify for compensation and how much money GM ultimately will pay.... Read More »

Report fingers GM culture as a culprit

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2014
General Motors' hidebound culture is the subject of numerous books and business school case studies. The 325-page report penned by attorney Anton Valukas' investigative team might be among the most revealing.... Read More »

Lawyers scan GM report for details to bolster negligence suits

8:05 am U.S. ET | June 7, 2014
Plaintiffs' lawyers began scouring GM's report on its handling of faulty ignition switches that have been tied to 13 deaths and say they are finding details that could bolster their negligence cases.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM's first missed sign of fatal flaw came in late 2003

2:02 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
The first death linked to faulty ignition switches in millions of General Motors cars happened more than a decade before the automaker recalled them, according to the report on GM's internal investigation.... Read More »

Feinberg's 9/11 formula gives clues to how he'll craft GM payouts

12:34 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
Ken Feinberg gained prominence compensating victims after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the BP oil spill, developing methods that show he's likely to be a tough negotiator in deciding how much money people get for injuries they had in defective GM cars.... Read More »

Number of known GM dismissals reaches 8 out of 15

11:12 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
More names of ousted General Motors executives have begun to emerge -- eight of them so far, including at least one vice president and two directors -- for their roles in the still-unfolding drama over deadly ignition switches in older GM cars, according to people familiar with the matter.... Read More »

GM issues recall for 89,000 newer vehicles

4:13 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2014
General Motors today issued four safety recalls covering about 89,000 newer car and truck models in the United States, adding to its record total of callbacks for the year.... Read More »

GM's big blunder: missing the link between stalling, airbags

7:40 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
GM engineers knew the ignition switch in the Chevrolet Cobalt could be bumped out of position, cutting the engine, according to former U.S. attorney Anton Valukas' report released Thursday. But the bigger risk, that cutting off the engine would cut off the airbags in the event of a crash, escaped GM's engineers and investigators for years.... Read More »

GM says death toll could rise; Feinberg will set compensation terms

12:35 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
General Motors acknowledged today that the number of deaths related to its faulty ignition switch could rise from 13, and said outside attorney Kenneth Feinberg will determine who is eligible for compensation and how much money GM ultimately will pay.... Read More »

GM recall blitz isn't over

10:19 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said today that the proliferation of recalls at GM will be the “new norm” as the automaker sets out to fix problems that led to its safety crisis.... Read More »

Angry Barra tells troops: Never forget what happened

12:17 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
GM CEO Mary Barra today gave the most forceful and forthright speech of her short tenure, telling thousands of employees that she was "saddened and disturbed" reading the internal report detailing the company's deadly ignition switch defect while vowing to never let the company forget the lessons learned.... Read More »

Barra, Valukas summoned to Capitol Hill for hearings

11:19 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
The two congressional committees investigating General Motors' recall crisis said today that they will hold follow-up hearings, with GM CEO Mary Barra and independent investigator Anton Valukas invited to testify.... Read More »

Overhaul ordered for GM's legal department

2:46 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
General Motors says its top attorney has survived today's wave of firings, but outside investigator Anton Valukas is calling for a sweeping overhaul of GM's legal department based on its handling of the ignition switch crisis.... Read More »

REACTION: What analysts, lawmakers and others are saying about GM recall findings

8:23 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
A roundup of what analysts, lawmakers and government officials and others are saying about the findings in GM's internal report about delayed recalls.... Read More »

Blame for ‘switch from hell’ falls heavily on one GM engineer

5:08 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
GM's investigation into the mishandling of faulty ignition switches spreads blame among dozens of employees at various levels of the automaker, but it says the problem began and then continued unresolved for years largely because of “a single engineer” who just lost his job.... Read More »

Senior lawyer Bill Kemp ousted by GM following Valukas review, report says

12:51 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
GM ousted Bill Kemp, a senior lawyer who was responsible for safety issues within its legal department, as the automaker reforms the operations that failed to address defective parts linked to 13 deaths, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

GM says '14 profit may be ahead of plan, sees Europe in the black by mid-decade

4:02 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
GM said today its 2014 profit could be stronger than it expected and painted a more rosy picture in Europe, on the same day it said "incompetence and neglect" at the company failed to catch a defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.... Read More »

Read GM's internal report from investigator Anton Valukas here

12:33 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2014
The full pdf of General Motors' internal report on the ignition switch recall.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM to release results of internal probe on Thursday

12:32 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2014
General Motors plans to release on Thursday morning results from its internal investigation into why it did not recall 2.6 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches for about a decade after problems surfaced.... Read More »

GM officials expect internal probe to exonerate Barra, report says

6:47 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2014
General Motors officials increasingly believe CEO Mary Barra will be cleared of wrongdoing in the recall crisis after a three-month internal investigation, the New York Times reported.... Read More »

Follow GM's recall report Thursday on autonews.com

4:03 pm U.S. ET | June 4, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra will hold a town hall-type meeting with employees on Thursday to share the findings of an internal investigation into why the automaker took so long to recall vehicles with flawed ignition switches.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM apologizes for sending recall notices to victims' families

10:28 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
General Motors apologized to families of accident victims who have been notified to bring in cars for replacement of defective ignition switches.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM sued by Ark. used-car dealer for damages from 'dangerous' car inventory

9:50 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
A used-car dealer in Arkansas is seeking compensation from GM for being saddled with an inventory of “highly dangerous vehicles” that includes cars not yet recalled over ignition-switch defects.... Read More »

GM dealers: Recalls put bonus at risk

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Some General Motors dealers worry that an onslaught of safety recalls could jeopardize their quarterly incentive bonuses. GM told dealers in recent weeks to stop delivering several high-volume models that later were recalled to fix safety defects.... Read More »

Chevy dealer boosts staff for recall surge

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
General Motors' flood of recalls has bumped up the service business at Chevrolet of Wesley Chapel by about 40 percent.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

Investigator's findings on ignition switch mess will define GM's course

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2014
In March, CEO Mary Barra drafted former federal prosecutor Anton Valukas to delve into some of the most vexing questions surrounding GM's botched response to a shoddy ignition switch. Now the answers are coming due, as GM prepares to release findings from Valukas' investigation as early as this week.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM asks judge to protect information sought by consumer advocate

4:31 pm U.S. ET | May 30, 2014
GM asked a federal judge in Washington to protect information related to its ignition-switch defect that a consumer-advocacy group sought from the United States Treasury, according to a filing on Friday.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

Akerson, Solso deny knowing of GM ignition switch defect

1:45 pm U.S. ET | May 30, 2014
General Motors Chairman Tim Solso and former CEO Dan Akerson said neither they nor current CEO Mary Barra knew about GM's defective ignition switches that have been linked to 13 deaths.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM seeks N.Y. court for recall suits as plaintiffs' lawyers claim death toll rises

6:47 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2014
GM said it wants a New York court to handle lawsuits arising from its ignition defect recall as lawyers for car owners said deaths caused by the flaw exceed the automaker’s count of 13.... Read More »

Location of GM ignition suit litigation to be decided by U.S. panel

6:38 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2014
GM wants to return to a New York courtroom to fight at least 90 ignition-switch defect lawsuits while some car owners are driving for the cases to be heard by a California judge seasoned in auto litigation.... Read More »

Barra says recall crisis stemmed from GM's communication breakdowns

11:51 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said in an interview published today that she didn't know when GM's ignition switch defect surfaced because the company is so vast and communication between GM's 219,000 employees -- 326,000 at the time the problem emerged -- broke down.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM engineer says he didn't remember changing ignition switch part

10:25 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2014
The GM engineer who approved modifying a faulty ignition switch design in 2006 without changing the part number or pushing for a recall told congressional investigators this month that he forgot ever authorizing the change, according to a report published Wednesday.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

'I bet my life' that Barra was unaware of safety defect, Akerson says

11:27 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2014
Former GM CEO Dan Akerson says in a new published report that his successor, Mary Barra, didn't know about a deadly safety defect in GM small cars when she took the job in January.... Read More »

GM dealers fret about brand damage, prep for service windfall

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
For dealers, General Motors' record barrage of safety recalls is a startling, confusing, aggravating logistical headache. It's also potentially lucrative. Much of the money GM has carved out to cover the cost of the recalls will flow to dealerships for repair work and reimbursement for loaner vehicles.... Read More »

Why didn't stalling alone trigger GM recall?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
General Motors asserted for a decade that unexpected stalling was not a safety defect, even as its competitors issued about 90 recalls for similar symptoms during the same period and federal safety regulators opened 42 investigations into stalling.... Read More »

Canada probes fatal crashes amid complaints over faulty GM switches

10:11 pm U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Canada is probing two fatal crashes in General Motors vehicles which were subject to a recall to fix faulty switches and has received nine additional complaints from drivers, the country's top transportation official told Reuters on Monday.... Read More »

What would Akerson say now about GM safety?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
It's true that during the three full years when Dan Akerson was at the helm at General Motors, the automaker averaged just 1.02 million recalled vehicles globally per year. But GM concedes that many of the recalls now piling up should have been done years ago.... Read More »

What Toyota learned from its recall crisis

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 25, 2014
Four years ago, Toyota was fighting the same kind of safety battle General Motors is waging today. Toyota boss Jim Lentz reflected on the lessons his company learned. Some may help GM.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

More than 13 deaths in recalled GM cars 'likely,' regulator says

8:58 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2014
Federal safety regulators said it is likely that more than 13 people died in GM cars recalled earlier this year for defective ignition switches.... Read More »

GABE NELSON

GM's list of 69 dirty words has its rationale -- and risks

7:00 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2014
GM's attorneys weren't immune to the cost-cutting culture that has been blamed for this year's ignition switch fiasco, if we are to judge from a newly surfaced slide presentation in which they coached engineers to avoid 69 incendiary words and phrases -- including “safety.”... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM recalls 500 new trucks, SUVs for flawed airbag sensor

12:15 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2014
General Motors is recalling about 500 new pickups and SUVs to fix a potential flaw in the sensor that controls the airbags.... Read More »

U.S. senators seek to lift $35 million cap on NHTSA fines

4:13 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2014
Arguing that federal auto safety regulators cannot impose large enough fines to deter companies like General Motors from sitting on safety problems, a trio of Senate Democrats is proposing that the penalty cap be removed entirely.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

Analyst: GM recall onslaught could last into summer

4:11 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2014
General Motors' barrage of safety recalls could last through mid-summer, a Wall Street analyst said today, citing a recent meeting with the company's executives.... Read More »

Canada keen to find out if GM Canada delayed recalls

2:39 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2014
Canadian officials are trying to determine whether the Canadian unit of General Motors had delayed the recall of some cars, breaking the law in doing so, after the United States fined the parent company $35 million for its delayed response.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM recalls 218,000 Chevrolet Aveos for potential fire hazard

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2014
General Motors is recalling more than 218,000 older Chevrolet small cars in the United States and its territories due to a potential fire hazard, bringing U.S. recalls this year to 29 and a record number of vehicles.... Read More »

GM expects to release recall reports at same time, AP says

4:03 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra told lawmakers that GM plans to release its long-awaited ignition switch recall investigation simultaneously with its plan for compensating victims of the flawed part, The Associated Press reported today.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

Bailout architects deny knowledge of GM ignition woes

12:08 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2014
Leaders of the White House task force that orchestrated the government bailout of General Motors and Chrysler in 2009 said today that they knew nothing about GM's defective ignition switch at the time from talking to the top executives involved in crafting the company's turnaround plan.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM overhauling legal department to prevent recall delays, report says

6:58 am U.S. ET | May 21, 2014
General Motors is overhauling its legal department as the automaker tries to break down silos that delayed the recall of millions of cars for a defect linked to 13 deaths, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

GM, Delphi ask Texas court to consolidate ignition-related suits

1:43 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2014
GM and Delphi asked the Texas Supreme Court to merge four driver-injury suits tied to faulty ignition switches into one state case.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM issues 4 more recalls covering 2.4 million U.S. vehicles

11:39 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2014
General Motors is recalling 2.42 million cars, trucks and SUVs in four separate safety recalls in the United States, raising its recall total for the year to more than 13.6 million vehicles. GM said today that it expects to take a second-quarter charge of about $400 million, mostly to cover the cost of recalls announced during the period.... Read More »

New GM system won't let car drive until front occupants buckle up

2:07 pm U.S. ET | May 20, 2014
General Motors is planning to launch a new belt assurance system, which does not allow the vehicle to shift out of park until the driver and front passenger are buckled in, on select vehicles later this year.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

Outsiders push the new GM into recalls of old GM products

11:31 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
The biggest crisis for the new General Motors might still be a secret buried in the debris of old GM, if not for persistent digging by a Georgia lawyer, a Mississippi auto mechanic and a Florida engineer.... Read More »

Feinberg’s dilemma: Who are GM’s victims

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
GM’s acknowledgement of its ignition switch defect raises questions about whether the flaw could have played a role in any unexplained crash involving its recalled vehicles. And that will likely complicate the work of Kenneth Feinberg, the victim-compensation expert hired by GM.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM legal department under scrutiny in company's recall probe, report says

9:12 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2014
General Motors' legal department is the focus of an internal inquiry into how the company handled a vehicle safety defect linked to 13 deaths, the New York Times reported, citing two people with knowledge of the inquiry.... Read More »

Regulators put GM on short leash

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2014
U.S. regulators concluded a 2-month probe of GM with a broad condemnation of its ability and willingness to fix dangerous defects. Now GM's autonomy in evaluating safety matters will be restricted for at least the next year.... Read More »

GM fined $35 million for delayed recalls, agrees to wider safety oversight

10:45 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2014
General Motors agreed to pay the government's maximum fine of $35 million, make “significant and wide-ranging internal changes” in its handling of future safety defects and be subject to wide-ranging U.S. oversight for up to three years after waiting too long to recall 2.... Read More »

GM says Delphi working 'around the clock,' ignition repairs can be done by October

10:30 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2014
General Motors today said it expects to get about 1 million ignition repair kits to dealerships by the end of July and enough to fix all of the cars included in its ignition switch recall by October.... Read More »

GM warned engineers to avoid 'defect,' 'widow-maker,' other inflammatory words, documents show

5:00 pm U.S. ET | May 16, 2014
GM warned its engineers against using the words "safety" and "defect" when identifying product risks, and explicitly told them not to use inflammatory terms including "widow-maker" and "Hindenburg," according to company documents released by the U.S. government on Friday.... Read More »

Airbags are safer than ever -- except when they don't deploy

6:53 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2014
When Ford recalled 600,000 SUVs last week, it became the fourth carmaker this year to acknowledge an issue with malfunctioning airbags. So far in 2014, automakers in the United States have recalled about 6.6 million cars and trucks, more than a third of the total, for defects that could prevent airbags from deploying properly in a crash.... Read More »

GM recalls 2.7 million U.S. vehicles for issues including brake lights, brakes, wipers

8:42 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2014
GM recalled 2.7 million cars and trucks in the United States for problems ranging from flawed brake lights and windshield wipers to brake problems, an escalation of the safety crisis that has enveloped the company for months.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM recalls 140,000 Chevy Malibus for brake flaw

3:46 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2014
GM is recalling 140,067 Chevrolet Malibus from the 2014 model year for a problem with the electronic brake control module that can increase the risk of crashes. The recall covers models with a 2.5-liter engine and a stop/start system, which is the base powertrain.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM runs 16 additional tests on cars with defective ignition switches

12:47 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2014
General Motors conducted an additional 16 tests on cars with the defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths to further support its position that the vehicles are safe to drive with only the key in the ignition, according to a document posted online by federal safety regulators.... Read More »

GM ignition switch death suit refiled over fraud claims

2:47 pm U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
The Georgia attorney whose wrongful death suit against GM helped trigger the recall of 2.6 million cars is seeking to reopen the case, alleging the automaker fraudulently withheld information about its faulty ignition switches ahead of a settlement.... Read More »

GM reassigns executive who dealt with ignition switch probe

11:55 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
General Motors has reassigned an executive who dealt with federal safety regulators probing defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths, as part of a restructuring meant to improve vehicle safety, the automaker said today.... Read More »

Hyundai, Honda execs prepared for more scrutiny on safety

5:29 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
GM's ignition switch controversy inevitably will lead to greater regulatory scrutiny of auto safety defects, top executives from Honda and Hyundai say.... Read More »

GM recalls 2014 Malibus, LaCrosses

1:30 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
General Motors is recalling 8,208 2014 Chevrolet Malibu and Buick LaCrosse sedans for a problem with the front brake assembly, the company's fifth recall in the last two weeks.... Read More »

GM asks Texas court to bar depositions of executives

2:11 pm U.S. ET | May 8, 2014
General Motors, which is fighting about 60 customer lawsuits over demands for money for faulty cars, asked a federal court in Texas not to allow a group of customers to gather information from the company on its handling of ignition switch defects, according to a filing.... Read More »

NHTSA won't urge GM drivers to park recalled cars

3:47 pm U.S. ET | May 7, 2014
Federal safety regulators have refused a request from two senators to encourage owners of cars affected by General Motors' ignition switch recall to ground their cars until they can be repaired.... Read More »

GM hires former PR head Harris to help with recall crisis

9:39 pm U.S. ET | May 7, 2014
General Motors, working to contain a crisis over the recall of cars with faulty ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths, hired Steve Harris, its former public relations head, as a consultant.... Read More »

GUEST COMMENTARY: RALPH NADER

For a new GM culture, pinpoint responsibility

1:06 pm U.S. ET | May 7, 2014
For more than 10 years, scores of GM engineers, inspectors and other employees engaged in a deadly cover-up over an easily fixable ignition-switch defect. An estimated 13 to 300 people lost their lives when their car suddenly shut off, disabling their power brakes and airbags.... Read More »

Congressional probe looks at Barra's, GM executives' links to switch, report says

5:54 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
Congressional investigators are examining whether General Motors CEO Mary Barra and other senior executives were more involved than they have publicly acknowledged as the automaker considered how to deal with a deadly ignition switch issue linked to at least 13 deaths, three sources familiar with the probe told Reuters.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

Chevy dealer in Arizona being probed for sale of recalled car

11:57 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
A suburban Phoenix Chevrolet dealership is under federal investigation, accused of selling a recalled car without doing repairs that General Motors ordered last year.... Read More »

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.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM engineer who led 2012 ignition switch analysis retires

1:53 pm U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
General Motors said today that engineering executive Jim Federico has retired, the second high-level engineer to depart in recent weeks as GM shuffles its product development structure in the wake of its recall crisis.... Read More »

Tracking GM engineer's about-face

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
In 14 months, a General Motors engineer went from telling colleagues that improving the Chevrolet Cobalt's ignition switch was "close to impossible" to signing off on the very fix he had shot down, documents show.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM's ignition switch crisis may bring end to antiquated ignition key

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2014
The furor over GM's deadly ignition switch has the potential to doom the antiquated car key, a technology drivers have been using -- and complaining about -- for 65 years.... Read More »

Barra gives advice on professional success to graduates

11:00 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2014
General Motors CEO Mary Barra delivered the University of Michigan's spring commencement address Saturday, receiving an honorary degree in engineering and imparting lessons for professional success to more than 5,000 graduates in Michigan Stadium.... Read More »

GM recalls almost 52,000 SUVs for engine software

10:31 am U.S. ET | May 3, 2014
General Motors is recalling 51,640 SUVs from the 2014 model year due to software that may not register fuel levels properly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM begins talks over faulty switch claims

3:31 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2014
The attorney hired by GM to explore compensating victims of crashes linked to a faulty ignition switch met Friday with a plaintiffs' lawyer to discuss a potential settlement for claims, regardless of when accidents happened.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

U.S. bankruptcy judge urges settlement on GM ignition defects

8:08 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2014
A federal bankruptcy judge today urged settlement talks in a dispute between General Motors and plaintiffs seeking compensation for the lost value of their cars stemming from a massive recall over a faulty ignition switch.... Read More »

GM wants customers to agree to suspend suits within 10 days

12:13 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
General Motors told a bankruptcy judge that car owners should agree “voluntarily” within 10 days to suspend 59 lawsuits over ignition-switch defects pending his decision on whether all their demands are allowable.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

GM was reluctant to recall 1.2 million vehicles for airbag issue

2:49 pm U.S. ET | April 29, 2014
Even after revealing that it waited years to recall cars in which faulty ignition switches caused airbags to fail, a General Motors document suggests the automaker last month remained reluctant to issue a recall for a long-known problem with airbags on more than 1 million other vehicles.... Read More »

JAMIE LaREAU

GM dealers will do a lot of recall repairs, but not all of them

3:38 pm U.S. ET | April 29, 2014
Many GM dealers said they do not expect to repair all, or even close to all, of the millions of recalled GM vehicles. That’s because many car owners never receive a recall notice, or if they do, they throw it away or forget about it, dealers said.... Read More »

GM's top lawyer is no potted plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
Michael Millikin, GM’s top lawyer, was conspicuous in his silence during a U.S. Senate panel grilling of CEO Mary Barra over the company’s ignition-switch recall. But behind the scenes, Millikin, a former federal narcotics prosecutor, is anything but a passive bystander.... Read More »

GM beefs up its staff of product investigators

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2014
A shake-up of General Motors' vehicle engineering operation will nearly triple the number of “product investigators” in charge of detecting patterns in crash reports, customer complaints, lawsuits and other data that might point to a safety problem.... Read More »

GM ekes out $125M first-quarter profit as recalls take toll

7:30 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2014
Surging transaction prices on trucks helped GM offset heavy costs from safety recalls and eke out a small profit in the first quarter. GM posted net income of $125 million in the first three months of the year, down 86 percent from a year earlier. The bottom line reflected $1.... Read More »

GM says government probes into recalls now include SEC, a state attorney general

5:07 pm U.S. ET | April 24, 2014
GM is facing five different government probes in connection with its recent recalls, the automaker said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.... Read More »

GM owners claim bankruptcy fraud to keep recall suits alive

2:33 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2014
GM's request for court protection from 50 car-owner lawsuits seeking compensation for millions of recalled autos with defective ignition switches was attacked as legally “unsupportable.”... Read More »

GM splits engineering into 2 divisions with new leaders; Calabrese to retire

10:26 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
General Motors is replacing its head of engineering and will divide its vehicle engineering organization into two divisions in a shakeup that the company says will improve quality and safety in the wake of its recall crisis.... Read More »

GM requests protection in N.Y. court against ignition switch lawsuits

7:04 am U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
GM filed a motion in a federal bankruptcy court to enforce a bar on lawsuits related to ignition defects in cars sold before its 2009 bankruptcy as it fights a class-action lawsuit that seeks to set aside the restriction.... Read More »

Sen. Blumenthal wants to quiz former GM CEOs on recalls

4:20 pm U.S. ET | April 22, 2014
Former General Motors CEOs and other executives should be called to testify to before Congress about the company's slow response to defective ignition switches in cars that have been linked to at least 13 deaths, a Democratic senator said on Tuesday.... Read More »

Payout czar set to dive into GM legal mess

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Kenneth Feinberg soon may begin trying to put a dollar figure on the damage inflicted by the faulty ignition switches in General Motors cars.... Read More »

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.... Read More »

Plaintiffs call GM bid to freeze ignition suit a 'red herring'

10:49 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
GM's bid to freeze a lawsuit over faulty ignition switches may compromise public safety, plaintiffs told a judge in California, calling the automaker's claim that its 2009 bankruptcy shielded it from the old GM's liabilities “irrelevant” and a “red herring.”... Read More »

New system, but no quick fix for GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
When General Motors last week unveiled a new way for dealers to order parts for the ignition-system recall, it reminded dealers of a hard truth: They'll be waiting for parts -- and placating impatient customers -- at least well into the autumn.... Read More »

GM recalls have had no 'measurable impact' on sales, Ammann says

1:03 pm U.S. ET | April 20, 2014
Citing his company's 4 percent sales gain in March and a "decent start" for sales in April, General Motors President Dan Ammann said the company's ignition switch recall has had no "measurable impact" on sales.... Read More »

'Slow to act' GM rankled NHTSA, e-mail shows

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2014
Discussions between the NHTSA and GM went back and forth for months, and GM eventually sent out two batches of recall notices to owners of about 7,000 cars. But NHTSA believed GM hadn't gone far enough and opened an investigation last summer to determine whether the recall should include 400,000 vehicles instead.... Read More »

Continental named in GM recall suit

7:18 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2014
Plaintiffs' lawyers are seeking to draw Continental Automotive Systems, the maker of airbag systems in recalled General Motors vehicles, into litigation over an ignition-switch defect that has been linked to 13 deaths.... Read More »

GM says recalled cars safe, but has not tested for knee-bump danger

9:24 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
General Motors says that cars being recalled because of faulty ignition switches can be driven safely before repairs, based on more than 80 tests, but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off the engine: a simple bump from a driver's knee.... Read More »

GM doesn't have to order customers to park recalled cars, U.S. judge rules

1:01 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
General Motors doesn't have to take the unprecedented step of telling car owners that 2.59 million vehicles it recalled are unsafe to drive until faulty ignition switches are fixed, a federal judge ruled.... Read More »

GM exploring compensation fund for victims of defective cars, says Feinberg

9:51 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
A lawyer for GM said for the first time this week that the company is moving to develop a program that could compensate individuals affected by a faulty ignition-switch in millions of recalled vehicles.... Read More »

Cadillac global chief expected to resume former Washington lobbying job

10:08 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
GM plans to shift its global Cadillac chief back to focus full time on his former lobbying position in Washington as the automaker deals with fallout from defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths, a person familiar with the plans said Thursday.... Read More »

GM ordered redesigned ignition switch from Delphi for Cadillac SRX

3:19 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
Delphi redesigned the ignition switch for the Cadillac SRX crossover to increase its torque about two months before making similar changes to the Chevrolet Cobalt ignition switch at the center of General Motors' recall crisis.... Read More »

GM sets up new parts-ordering system for recall repairs

4:10 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
GM today gave its dealers a revised ordering process that the retailers said should speed the shipment of parts, ease repairs and ensure the job gets done right. But dealers said they aren't any closer to knowing when they will start getting parts for the millions of vehicles involved in an ignition-switch recall.... Read More »

GM rejected better ignition part in 2001 to save money, safety advocates say

10:36 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
General Motors chose not to use a more robust ignition-switch part in Chevrolet Cobalts and other small cars while they were being designed, a decision that may have led to deaths, safety advocates said.... Read More »

U.S. senators press Delphi for answers on recalled GM cars

1:46 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2014
Lawmakers probing how GM used faulty ignition switches in many vehicles are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive.... Read More »

THE GM RECALL

Barra creates new GM engineering team to improve vehicle safety

5:11 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
General Motors, fighting to bolster its reputation amid a recall crisis, has created a team of engineers aimed at improving vehicle safety, CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday in New York.... Read More »

GM asks U.S. judge to bar lawsuits for pre-bankruptcy recall claims

5:36 pm U.S. ET | April 15, 2014
General Motors said in a court filing that it will ask a federal bankruptcy judge to bar lawsuits related to its recall for faulty ignition switches, citing the terms of its 2009 bankruptcy.... Read More »

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