First Shift: Seeking self-driving rules of the roadJune 6
Takata's guilty plea to be considered Monday by U.S. judgeFeb. 26
AutoNews Now: Takata to plead guilty, accept $1B fineJan. 13
GM fails to avert first ignition-switch U.S. trialDec. 30, 2015
VW hires Ken Feinberg to handle diesel emissions claimsDec. 17, 2015
Volkswagen of America hired attorney and compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg to independently review and resolve claims by owners of diesel vehicles with illegal emissions software. Feinberg, who oversaw the compensation program for victims injured or killed by GM vehicles with defective ignition switches, will develop and administer a program to address claims brought by owners of VW's 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter diesel vehicles with the illegal software.
GM fund approves $594.5 million in ignition claimsDec. 10, 2015
GM ignition switch defects tied to 124 deaths, 275 injuries, Feinberg review findsAug. 24, 2015
Attorney Kenneth Feinberg has completed its review of all 4,000-plus compensation claims related to General Motors' faulty ignition switches. The switches, which prompted the recall of more than 2.6 million vehicles last year, now have been linked to 124 deaths and 275 injuries, 17 of which were serious.
GM fund rejects 5 ignition-switch injury claimsAug. 10, 2015
GM fund approves 3 more serious-injury claimsJuly 27, 2015
GM ignition switch review approves 3 more injuriesJuly 20, 2015
GM ignition-switch death toll reaches 124July 13, 2015
Attorney Kenneth Feinberg’s office has has nearly completed its review of 4,000-plus compensation claims related to General Motors’ recalled ignition switches. So far, the death toll is 124 deaths, three more than last week.
GM fund leaves out scores hurt or killed in cars with switch flawJuly 1, 2015
GM's compensation fund for faulty ignition switches covers only 2.59 million vehicles with that specific flaw. GM says a similar defect subsequently detected in an additional 10 million vehicles is ineligible for compensation because the company recalled the cars immediately after discovering the flaw. Some victims and their advocates think GM should expand the fund for other victims.